Crime and Disorder - Police Strength

High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Police Strength

As at 30 June 2014, there were 17,318 full-time equivalent (FTE) police officers in Scotland.  This is an increase of 1,084 police officers from the position at 31 March 2007 (+6.7 per cent). Police officer numbers have increased by 73 FTE officers in the last quarter since 31 March 2014 (+0.4 per cent), and decreased by 6 FTE officers in the last year since 30 June 2013 (-0.04 per cent).



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Source: Justice Analytical Services

Further Information

Police Officer Quarterly Strength Statistics Scotland, 30 June 2014