POLICE OFFICER QUARTERLY STRENGTH STATISTICS SCOTLAND
31 MARCH 2014
An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland
Subject: Crime and Justice Coverage: Scotland
Date: 6 May 2014
The publication file (.xlsx) is available to download at: POQS2014Q1PUB.xlsx
A link to the Statistical News Release is available at: http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Police-officer-quarterly-strength-statistics-31-March-2014-c3a.aspx
A link to Police Scotland’s sub-national breakdown is available at: http://www.scotland.police.uk/assets/pdf/138327/212520/227633/police-scotland-officer-numbers-q4-2013?view=Standard
- There were 17,244 full-time equivalent (FTE) police officers in Scotland on 31 March 2014.
- This is an increase of 1,010 FTE police officers (+6.2%) from the 16,234 police officers recorded at 31 March 2007.
- Police officer numbers have decreased by 13 FTE officers in the last quarter from 31 December 2013 (-0.1%), and have decreased by 252 FTE officers in the last year from 31 March 2013 (-1.4%).
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.