§ Mr. John Fraser
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police are engaged in each Metropolitan police district expressed in terms of police per numbers of recorded crimes per annum and excluding police engaged on diplomatic, traffic and similar duties.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
I understand from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that the latest available information is for 1983 and is given in the following table. The number of officers assigned to districts who were deployed on traffic duties could be excluded from the calculations only at disproportionate cost.
Number of police officers assigned* per 1,000 notifiable offences recorded by district, 1983 Metropolitan Police District District Police officers assigned* as at 31 December 1983 per 1,000 offences recorded in 1983 A (part) Westminster 96 B Kensington and Chelsea 37 C (part) Westminster 38 D (part) Westminster 34 E Camden 29 F Hammersmith 40 G Hackney 28 H Tower Hamlets 34 I Heathrow, etc. 69 J Waltham Forest, Redbridge, etc. 34 K Havering, Barking and Newham 29 L Lambeth 27 M Southwark 29 N Islington 33 P Lewisham and Bromley 26 Q Brent and Harrow 33 R Greenwich and Bexley 24 S Barnet and Hertsmere 40 T Richmond upon Thames and Hounslow 38 V Kingston upon Thames, Merton, etc. 31 W Wandsworth 30
District Police officers assigned* as at 31 December 1983 per 1,000 offences recorded in 1983 X Ealing and Hillingdon 31 Y Haringey and Enfield 30 Z Croydon, Sutton, etc. 27 * Officers assigned to the royalty and diplomatic protection department and the central traffic department have been excluded from the calculations; those assigned to a district but allocated to traffic duties are included.