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Policing Protests Costs (11693_16)


1)   How much did it cost your police force to police protests by far-right groups (see the list below) in a) 2014, b) 2015, c) 2016 until 1st October?


National Front

British National Party

British Movement

English Defence League


England First Party

National Alliance

British People’s Party

Britain First

The Infidels (North West, Yorkshire, West Midlands etc)

National Action

British Democratic Party

British Voice

New Dawn Party

Combat 18

Racial Volunteer Force

Blood and Honour

South East Alliance


2)   How much did it cost your police force to police all protests in a) 2014, b) 2015, c) 2016 until 1st October?


Question 1


2014 = £223,296

2015 = £557,552

2016 = £117,919


Question 2


2014 = £223,296

2015 = £600,728

2016 = £119,619


The costs above are those captured against analysis codes associated with operations relating to demonstrations, in the specified time periods. Costs captured here will not include any work completed in duty time as ordinary pay costs form part of a central budget so this is not separately identifiable.


It is possible that some costs for the more recent operations may not be on the ledger up to the date of the request, so these may be incomplete. All costs are rounded to the nearest £100


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 a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.


The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.


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