POLICE OFFICER QUARTERLY STRENGTH STATISTICS SCOTLAND
30 JUNE 2013
An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland
Subject: Crime and Justice Coverage: Scotland
Date: 3 September 2013
The publication file (.xlsx) is available to download at : POQS2013Q2.XLSX
A link to the Statistical news release is available at: http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Police-Officer-Quarterly-Strength-Statistics-3a0.aspx
A link to the Ministerial news release is available at: http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Police-target-exceeded-39f.aspx
There were 17,324 full-time equivalent (FTE) police officers in Scotland on 30 June 2013.
This is an increase of 1,090 FTE police officers (+6.7%) from the 16,234 police officers recorded at 31 March 2007.
Police officer numbers have decreased by 172 FTE officers in the last quarter from 31 March 2013 (-1.0%), and have decreased by 49 FTE officers in the last year from 30 June 2012 (-0.3%).
These are the first police officer statistics under the new policing structures. Police Scotland and Scottish Police Authority went live on April 1 2013, replacing the previous eight legacy forces, the Scottish Police Services Authority and the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency.
Official statistics are produced by professionally independent statistical staff.