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CIPFA Police Estimates Statistics

October 2001

This booklet contains information on the expenditure intentions of forces in 2001-02, 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 2001-02 estimates.


Excluding capital charges, the total gross expenditure of police authorities in England and Wales is estimated to amount to 8,739.2 million in 2001-02, an increase of 697.5 million over 2000-01 which represents an increase of 8.7%.

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

Subjective Analysis of Expenditure
Pay and pensions dominate service costs, accounting for 80.8% 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 44.6% 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 68.1% of service staff at 31st March 2002. Overall, forces estimate their strength to increase by 1,173 (0.9%) in the period 31st March 2001 to 31st March 2002.

Police Officer Staffing
Civilian staff numbers are expected to increase (1.2% 2001-02) reflecting the emphasis being placed on civilianisation of tasks previously undertaken by police officers.

Civilian Staffing

October 2001

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