Police numbers drop by 1,200 in six months as wage bill frozen

No extra funding for salaries offered by Home Office despite sharp rise in recorded crimeThe number of police officers in England and Wales has fallen by 1,213 in six months and is now 16% below its 2009 peak, official figures have shown. The latest Home Office statistics put the number of officers in the 43 police forces in England and Wales on 30 September last year at 121,929, down from 123,142 on 31 March last year and from 144,353 in 2009. In evidence submitted to the police remuneration review body...

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By: The Guardian - Tuesday, 13 February

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