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Interpretation and Translation

Date of request: 14 July 2023
Reference: 868-23


Please Could I request the following information in relation to interpretation and translation.

1. How much did your force spend on interpretation/translation services for 2022/2023 financial year?
2. What were the top five languages where most costs were incurred?
3. If possible, please could you provide the answers solely for translation services.


  1. Avon and Somerset Constabulary spent approximately £310,000 on language services in the financial year 2022/2023.


2. In June 2023 the top 5 languages for all languages services were:

  1. Russian
  2. Romanian
  3. Polish
  4. Spanish
  5. Lithuanian


3. Translation Services cost £31,000 for the financial year 2022/2023.

In June 2023 the top 5 languages specifically for translation services were:

  1. Russian
  2. Lithuanian
  3. Polish
  4. Traditional Chinese
  5. Simplified Chinese
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