UK: Chief Surveillance Commissioner: Annual report for 2005-6

Report (pdf)

Includes figures on the number of CHIS (Covert Human Information Sources): 4,559 were "recruited by law enforcement agencies during the year" and 5,211 were "cancelled" - giving a minimum of 9,770 used during the 12 months. There was a "significant" increase in the number of CHIS used by local authorities, from 308 recruited in 2004-5 and 437 in 2005-6.


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