These are the latest key facts about the Metropolitan Police Service.
About the force
The Metropolitan Police Service provides policing services to Greater London. The police force area covers 607 square miles in the south east of England.
Although there are areas of acute deprivation within the force area there are also areas of extreme affluence.
Around 8.7 million people live in a predominantly urban setting. The force covers the urban conurbation of Greater London, including the City of Westminster. The resident population is ethnically very diverse, with 40 percent from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and is increased by a very large number of university students and the very large numbers who visit, socialise in, commute into or travel through the area each year.
The transport infrastructure includes major rail stations, public transport hubs and major airports.