§ 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:103W
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.