§ Mr. Roger King
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidences of crime were reported per number of policemen employed in the last year for which figures are available in (a) the West Midlands county, (b) Warwickshire and (c) West Mercia.
§ Mr. Mellor
The number of notifiable offences recorded by the police in each police force area in England and Wales is published annually in "Crime Statistics, England and Wales" (Table 2.5 of the volume for 1984, Cmnd. 9621). Statistics of police strength at 31 December in each police force area are published annually in the report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary (appendix 7 of the 1984 report, HC469).