Police internal investigations results

As part of its research into police racism for Panorama: The Secret Policeman Returns, the BBC made Freedom of Information requests to all police forces in the UK asking the following questions: For each of the last five financial years, how many internal investigations were recorded against all police officers? How many internal investigations were recorded against BME police officers? Thirty police forces responded with information. Below is a table of the information provided for the last financial year.

Police Force Number of white officers Investigations of white officers Number of white officers to one investigation Number of black and ethnic minority (BME) officers Investigations of BME officers Number of BME officers to one investigation
Avon & Somerset 3354 128 26.2 52 9 5.77
Bedford 1118 72 15.52 71 6 11.83
Central 800 53 15.09 6 1 6
Cheshire 2146 94 22.82 22 3 7.33
City of London 784 40 19.6 45 6 7.5
Cumbria 1234 35 35.25   0 0
Derbyshire 2020 171 11.81 75 10 7.5
Essex 3306 26 127.15 72 1 72
Devon & Cornwall 3182 70 45.45 28 N/A 0
Dorset 1497 30 49.9 15 1 15
Durham 1606 45 35.68 27 3 9
Grampian 1495 21 71.19 5 0 0
GMP 7700 369 20.86 335 30 11.16
Gwent 1463   N/A 21   N/A
Hampshire 3549 143 24.81 86 0 0
Hertfordshire 2077   N/A 94 N/A N/A
Humberside 2221 74 30.01 23 0 0
Kent 3627 328 11.05 91 1 91
Leicestershire 2075 66 31.43 137 6 22.83
Lincolnshire 1185 9 131.66 17 1 17
Merseyside N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Metropolitan 28795 651 44.23 2595 151 17.18
Norfolk 1550 94 16.48 20 2 10
Northumbria 3918 275 14.24 54 6 9
North Wales N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
North Yorkshire 1563 222 7.04 18 3 6
Nottinghamshire 2285 51 44.8 76 3 25.33
South Yorkshire 3088 115 26.85 95 8 11.87
South Wales N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Strathclyde 7277 87 83.64 129 8 16.12
Suffolk 1294 37 34.97 25 0 0
Surrey 1849 99 18.67 69 7 9.85
Sussex 3025 220 13.75 45 6 7.5
Warwickshire 987 40 24.67 40 5 8
West Midlands 7753 472 16.42 624 84 7.42
Wiltshire N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A



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