Crime and Justice Statistics

PoliceWithin the Justice Analytical Services Division, statisticians work within two policy-focused, multi-disciplinary analytical teams which include social researchers, economists and performance analysts. The teams provide statistical information and support relating to police and community safety, court affairs and offenders, prisons and matters relating to civil and international law. Further details can be found in the latest Justice Analytical Services Division Analytical Programme 2014-15.

You may browse directly our Publications or Datasets lists for specific information, or use the High Level Trends below to view a brief overview of some of our key statistics. Further information on High Level Trends can be accessed via the About Statistics section.

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The Statistical News Releases page includes those releases related to the Crime and Justice topic.

Recorded Crime in Scotland - User Consultation 2014 - now closed

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Statistics Topic

Featured High Level Trend


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).



High Level Summary of Equality Statistics

Equality trends for Crime and Justice can be accessed at the Evidence Finder Equality Grid in the Crime and Justice section.

A full set of data extracts for each equality strand are available for:

Age | Disability | Ethnicity
Gender | Religion | Sexual Orientation


Crime and Justice statistics in more detail

Recent statistical publications on Crime and Justice, including background information, and other selected sources.

Background data and associated tables are available in Excel format for selected statistics.

Consultation - ScotStat
Consultation and planning arrangements for Crime and Justice statistical collections.

Related Areas and Links
Associated areas on the Scottish Government website, and other key links for further information.

Our contact information.