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CIPFA Police Estimates Statistics

July 1999

This booklet contains information on the expenditure intentions of forces in 1999-2000, together with related non-financial statistics. Where data are unavailable figures in the summary tables have been adjusted to provide a more realistic position. This has been achieved by adjusting last years figures according to the general trend shown by authorities of the same class returning data for the 1999-2000 estimates.


Excluding capital charges, the total gross expenditure of police authorities in England and Wales is estimated to amount to 7,788.9 million in 1999-2000, an increase of 307.1 million over 1998-99, which represents an increase of 4.1%.

Details showing the breakdown of expenditure are shown in Table One.

Subjective Analysis of Expenditure
Pay and pensions dominate service costs, accounting for 82.6 % of gross expenditure. This is demonstrated by the proportional breakdown of gross expenditure in Figure 1.

Staff Costs as a proportion of Gross Expenditure
The majority of expenditure (47.7 %) is funded by Home Office Grant. Figure 2 analyses sources of income.

Breakdown of Sources of Police Funding

Police Officers are estimated to make up 68.4 % of service staff at 31st March 2000. Overall, forces estimate their strength to decrease by 149 (0.1%) in the period 31st March 1999 to 31st March 2000.

Police Officer Staffing
Excluding cadets and traffic wardens, civilian staff numbers are expected to increase (0.3 % in 1999-2000), reflecting the emphasis being placed on civilianisation of tasks previously undertaken by police officers.

Civilian Staffing

July 1999

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