How many police forces are found in the United Kingdom?
The United Kingdom has forty-five police forces, thirty-nine of which are in England, four in Wales, one in Scotland, and one in Northern Ireland. Each police force has its boundaries covering an area of land in which said police force has control (*Dont like this wording). As well as these forty-five police forces, the United Kingdom has four special police forces, the British Transport Police (BTP), the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC), the Ministry of Defensive Police, and the National Police Air Service, whom also all have operating boundaries. Police forces have a variety of ways in which they fund themselves to carry out their day to day operations. The main source of funding for forty-three police forces comes from the central government grant made available through the Home Office Annual Grant Report. This grant accounts for almost two-thirds of police funding and allocates the available funds to each police force in the United Kingdom. The funds are split through the use of a complex formula which takes into account a multitude of factors and considerations, meaning every force does not receive the same amount. In part of this and because the Annual Grant Report does not cover the totality of funding requirements of any police force there are other ways of raising funds which vary from country to country.