How many suspects are wanted by police?

We looked at how many people are wanted in relation to particular crimes in England and Wales.

Police officer numbers have fallen

The number of police officers has dropped by 19,000 since 2010.

How many police forces are rated good or outstanding?

While it's true that two thirds of police forces across England and Wales were rated good or outstanding in 2016, only one was outstanding. The other 28 were rated good.

Fewer police cells are being used to hold people with mental health problems

Police cells are being used less often as a ‘place of safety’ under the Mental Health Act.

Police numbers: back to the 1970s?

It's claimed spending cuts could mean 22,000 fewer police officers in England and Wales. Would that put police numbers at their lowest since the 1970s?

How many deaths occur in police custody?

Home Secretary Theresa May has announced an independent review of deaths in police custody. We take a look at the latest figures.

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