High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: Tuesday 3 December, 2013
As at 30 September 2013, there were 17,313 full-time equivalent (FTE) police officers in Scotland. This is an increase of 1,079 police officers from the position at 31 March 2007 (+6.6 per cent). Police officer numbers have decreased by 11 FTE officers in the last quarter since 30 June 2013 (-0.1 per cent), and decreased by 141 FTE officers in the last year since 30 September 2012 (-0.8 per cent).
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Source: Justice Analytical Services
Police Officer Quarterly Strength Statistics Scotland, 30 September 2013