|Date:||17 November 2015|
|Authors:||Rowena Crawford , Richard Disney and David Innes|
|Publisher:||Institute for Fiscal Studies|
Spending on the police in England and Wales was cut by 14% in real terms between 2010–11 and 2014–15. This briefing note, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, places these spending cuts in the context of the large spending increases over the 2000s, and explores the differences between police forces in how they fared over these two periods.