In the last five years, 1,629 police officers in the UK were arrested for criminal offences – 500 of which were convicted or suspended from duty.
Some of these constables were also found to have committed manslaughter, indecent assault and grievous bodily harm.
Figures show London’s Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has the highest number of police arrests in the country, as 781 of its officers were taken into custody and 146 convicted or cautioned.
Meanwhile, 43 out of 3,000 Lancashire police officers were found to have been convicted or cautioned.
Devon and Cornwall had the highest numbers of cops arrested for fraud, while 19 officers in Kent were arrested for violent offenses.
In 2012, 50 police officers were arrested as part of a national crackdown on suspected pedophiles in the force.