POLICE OFFICER QUARTERLY STRENGTH STATISTICS SCOTLAND
30 SEPTEMBER 2013
An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland
Subject: Crime and Justice Coverage: Scotland
Date: 3 December 2013
The publication file (.xlsx) is available to download at : POQS2013Q3PUB.xlsx
- There were 17,313 full-time equivalent (FTE) police officers in Scotland on 30 September 2013.
- This is an increase of 1,079 FTE police officers (+6.6%) from the 16,234 police officers recorded at 31 March 2007.
- Police officer numbers have decreased by 11 FTE officers in the last quarter from 30 June 2013 (-0.1%), and have decreased by 141 FTE officers in the last year from 30 September 2012 (-0.8%).
The figures released today were produced by independent statistical staff free from any political interference, in accordance with professional standards set out in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.