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Table 1: Number of offenders cautioned( 1) , by police force area, England and Wales 1997 to 2006( 2,3)
Police force area 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

Avon and Somerset

3,773

4,534

5,197

4,764

4,351

4,286

4,615

5,075

6,107

8,332

Bedfordshire

2,940

2,789

2,833

2,265

3,112

2,628

2,827

3,080

3,455

3,539

Cambridgeshire

2,477

2,621

2,569

2,308

2,207

2.114

2,063

2,618

3,985

4,233

Cheshire

4,048

4,587

3,592

3,111

2,780

2,085

3,051

3,268

4,572

5,318

City of London

1,146

751

709

559

902

1,083

974

605

807

850

Cleveland

7,242

5,583

4,321

3,267

3,087

3,020

3,256

3,490

3,617

5,672

Cumbria

2,902

3,015

3,032

2,337

2,505

2,392

2,615

2,753

2,652

2,956

Derbyshire

3,832

3,532

3,301

2,917

3,161

2,732

2,794

3,371

4,644

4,874

Devon and Cornwall

8,042

7,047

7,226

7,283

7,177

7,224

7,870

6,951

7,175

8,905

Dorset

964

1,741

1,787

1,926

1,787

1,709

1,789

3,114

3,115

4,024

Durham

2,014

2,089

2,393

2,349

2,424

2,681

2,628

2,160

3,137

4,330

Essex

6,717

6,064

5,296

4,690

4,640

4,330

4,277

4,799

7,530

11,763

Gloucestershire

2,331

2,897

2,754

2,848

2,828

2,815

2,590

2,696

3,822

3,553

Greater Manchester

16,297

19,716

16,142

12,389

11,181

9,774

11,063

12,778

13,184

13,820

Hampshire

7,592

6,424

7,478

7,014

7,436

6,765

7,587

8,747

9,180

8,962

Hertfordshire

3,057

2,867

2,779

3,182

3,237

3,096

3,378

3,826

4,006

6,379

Humberside

3,968

4,509

3,756

3,533

3,250

2,632

2,874

4,118

5,386

5,863

Kent

7,129

8,570

8,533

7,655

7,339

6,479

8,252

10,013

10,166

11,541

Lancashire

9,333

8,909

7,355

6,777

7,189

6,515

8,205

10,229

10,345

13,212

Leicestershire

3,155

3,409

3,202

2,512

2,149

804

2,564

3,898

5,029

6,045

Lincolnshire

2,566

2,425

1,957

1,440

1,799

2,101

2,063

2,177

3,672

4,264

Merseyside

13,763

14,205

12,159

8,216

6,142

6,331

6,165

6,388

3,785

4,030

Metropolitan Police

53,632

57,969

46,239

36,758

31,337

32,088

31,324

31,833

35,152

43,844

Norfolk

4,460

3,345

2,809

2,773

2,302

2,345

2,314

2,774

3,013

4,471

North Yorkshire

1,852

2,238

2,531

2,461

2,590

2,646

2,722

2,740

2,405

2,337

Northamptonshire

2,352

3,176

3,021

3,431

3,679

3,560

2,716

2,591

3,237

4,714

Northumbria

17,586

14,620

14,505

14,165

14,065

15,694

16,779

16,246

16,628

16,389

Nottinghamshire

5,966

5,808

5,323

5,142

5,118

3,862

4,814

4,868

7,640

9,872

South Yorkshire

4,965

5,306

6,217

3,950

4,304

4,102

4,839

4,891

9,506

12,344

Staffordshire

5,905

4,958

4,105

5,628

5,455

6,124

5,585

4,616

6,496

8,098

Suffolk

3,188

3,345

2,695

3,201

3,459

3,336

3,636

3,484

3,670

4,093

Surrey

2,861

3,514

3,914

3,213

4,097

3,675

4,793

5,435

5,654

5,265

Sussex

6,640

5,762

6,393

6,670

7,666

8,151

8,162

8,709

9,146

9,327

Thames Valley

3,705

3,209

4,626

6,790

5,157

6,149

6,534

8,243

13,337

13,410

Warwickshire

2,160

2,143

2,061

1,785

2,161

2,024

2,277

1,936

2,920

3,610

West Mercia

5,866

5,836

5,297

5,380

6,385

6,357

6,251

6,658

7,747

8,110

West Midlands

15,836

17,093

17,138

15,575

14,517

15,078

15,143

13,751

17,706

20,774

West Yorkshire

8,875

9,676

9,923

9,633

9,071

10,073

11,277

14,959

17,904

20,314

Wiltshire

2,575

2,497

2,678

2,853

2,115

1,695

2,347

1,985

2,046

2,081

England

263,712

268,779

247,846

222,750

214,161

210,555

225,013

241,873

283,578

331,518

Dyfed-Powys

3,109

3,452

3,313

3,185

3,495

3,761

4,491

3,170

3,973

5,179

Gwent

5,329

5,780

5,502

4,529

4,258

3,803

3,666

1,456

2,553

5,649

North Wales

3,074

3,544

3,619

3,124

3,120

3,559

3,299

3,237

2,706

2,842

South Wales

6,869

6,339

5,852

5,399

4,826

3,680

5,337

6,032

6,135

4,789

Wales

18,381

19,115

18,286

16,237

15,699

14,803

16,793

13,895

15,367

18,459

Total England and Wales

282,093

287,894

266,132

238,987

229,860

225,358

241,806

255,768

298,945

349,977

(1) From 1 June 2000 the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 came into force nationally and removed the use of cautions for persons under 18 and replaced them with reprimands and final warnings. These figures have been included in the totals.
(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
(3) The cautions statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been cautioned for two or more offences at the same time the principal offence is the more serious offence.


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