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Police force areas varied widely in the number of tests
carried out in 2005 per 100,000 population, from 270 in
West Midlands to 3,200 in North Wales. Figure 5 illustrates
the distribution across England and Wales. Forces with the
highest number of tests per 100,000 population were North
Wales, Cumbria, Cheshire, Hampshire, and Essex. The proportion
of tests, which are positive or refused, also varied by
force, from six per cent in Cumbria and North Wales to 62
per cent in Gwent (see Note 16). Figure 6 shows police force
areas by the number of positive or refused tests per 100,000
population in 2005. Forces with the highest rates of positive
tests per 100,000 population were South Yorkshire, Thames
Valley, Dorset, South Wales, Hampshire and Nottinghamshire.
tests per 100,000 population by police force area 2005
Positive/refused tests per 100,000 population by police