HC Deb 15 December 1992 vol 216 cc102-3W
Mr. David Atkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the percentage change since 1979 in(a) police manpower, (b) recorded crime and (c) population in Dorset; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Charles Wardle

The requested information is as follows:

per cent.
(a) police manpower1 14.6
(b) recorded crime2 121.6
(c) population3 12.6
1 Actual strength for April 1979 and September 1992.
2 Based on annual figures for notifiable offences recorded by the police in 1979 and 1991.
3 Based on the population figure for mid-1979 and the estimated figure for mid-1991.

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