§ Mr. Denham
Information on the number of arrests for notifiable offences is collected centrally at police force area level only. Available information shows that in 1999–2000 there were 37,535 arrests for notifiable offences within the Lancashire police force area and in 2000–01 (latest available) 36,998. Information for earlier years is not available on a consistent basis. Figures for 2001–02 will he available in due course.