HC Deb 22 May 1989 vol 153 c394W
Sir Charles Morrison

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police there were per 1,000 members of the population in 1959 and 1988.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

The information, based on establishments of forces in England and Wales on 31 December 1988, is as follows:

Year Police officers per 1,000 of population
1959 1.73
1988 2.46

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