Police Officers lost since 2010 in Tower Hamlets

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-07-18
Session date: 
July 18, 2019
Reference: 
2019/14504
Question By: 
Unmesh Desai
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How many police officers has the London Borough of Tower Hamlets lost since 2010?

Answers

Answer for Police Officers lost since 2010 in Tower Hamlets
Police Officers lost since 2010 in Tower Hamlets

Police Officers lost since 2010 in Tower Hamlets

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The table below shows the number of officers in each borough on 31 March in each of the last 10 years.

No data is available for Barking & Dagenham in March 2018 as it joined with Redbridge and Havering to form the East Basic Command Unit (BCU) in late 2017.

Police officers

31 March data

Tower Hamlets

Newham

Barking & Dagenham

 

2009

745

765

422

2010

821

816

446

2011

784

797

441

2012

754

820

466

2013

694

760

437

2014

650

775

453

2015

688

803

503

2016

669

775

485

2017

629

725

429

2018

604

671

N/A

Note that it is notoriously difficult to accurately compare borough officer strength over the years. This is because the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) changes and adapts its resource model according to its needs.

Units are restructured or amalgamated – officers may be counted in central figures even though they deliver a service locally to one specific borough.

Note also that as of early 2019 all boroughs have transitioned to the BCU model and it is no longer possible to determine individual borough officer strength – they are shared across the BCU they belong to.