This is an archived release.
Increase in police man-years
New statistics show a 2 per cent increase in contracted man-years in the police and prosecution from 2007 to 2008. The total number of man-years was 12 600, which included 7 500 police man-years. New figures for 2008 show an increase in police man years from 2007 instead of a reduction.
Errors in statistics on police and prosecution
Due to a missing unit, some man-years were not included in the original publishing of figures for 2008. In 2007 these man-years were registered under Oslo Police District, while in 2008 they should be included in the category ”other units in police and prosecution”
This year Statistics Norway is publishing statistics broken down to local Police Districts. The figures show largest increase in police man-years in Nordre Buskerud and Troms Police Districts, 15.6 and 7.3 per cent respectively. The reduction however was most considerable in Romerike Police District, which had a reduction on 7.9 per cent. Numbers for Oslo Police District also shows a reduction, but this is due to a change in registration of man-years in one of the base registers. These man-years are now included in figures for man-years outside of the Police Districts.
Romerike Police District had the largest reduction in total man-years, with a reduction of 8.4 per cent, while Østfold Police Districts had the largest increase in total man-years, with an increase of 8.3 per cent.
The police and prosecution area in StatRes
The police and prosecution area in StatRes is organisationally limited to cover the Higher Prosecuting Authority, National Police Directorate, Police Districts, National Criminal Investigation Service, Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime, Central Mobile Police Service, National Police Immigration Service, National Police Computing and Material Service, Public Prosecutors, Norwegian Police University College and Norwegian Bureau for the Investigation of Police Affairs. The indicator set for the police and prosecution area in StatRes is currently being developed and will in the long term be extended with additional and more detailed indicators. The publication for 2007 includes a limited number of main indicators from Statistics Norway's statistics on costs, man-years, crime, fear of crime and police education. The cost and man-year statistics are new and have been specially developed by Statistics Norway for publishing in StatRes. (Further reading in About the statistics).