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CIPFA Police Estimates Statistics

July 2000

This booklet contains information on the expenditure intentions of forces in 2000-01, 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 figure's according to the general trend shown by authorities of the same class returning data for the 2000-01 estimates.


Excluding capital charges, the total gross expenditure of police authorities in England and Wales is estimated to amount to 8,041.8 million in 2000-01, an increase of 252.9 million over 1999-2000, which represents an increase of 3.2%.

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

Subjective Analysis of Expenditure
Pay and pensions dominate service costs, accounting for 81.8% 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 (47.6 %) 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 68.2 % of service staff at 31st March 2001. Overall, forces estimate their strength to increase by 310 (0.3%) in the period 31st March 2000 to 31st March 2001.

Police Officer Staffing
Civilian staff numbers are expected to increase (0.1% in 2000-01) reflecting the emphasis being placed on civilianisation of tasks previously undertaken by police officers.

Civilian Staffing

July 2000

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