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Police Officer Quarterly Strength Statistics Scotland, 30 September 2013

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

 

Main Findings

  • 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.