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Police Officer Quarterly Strength Statistics Scotland, 31 December 2014

POLICE OFFICER QUARTERLY STRENGTH STATISTICS SCOTLAND

31 December 2014

 

An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

Subject: Crime and Justice Coverage: Scotland

Date: 3 February 2015

The publication file (.xlsx) is available to download here.

Statistical News Release available here.

Police Scotland’s sub-national breakdown available here.

 

MAIN FINDINGS

  • There were 17,254 full-time equivalent (FTE) police officers in Scotland on 31 December 2014.
  • This is an increase of 1,020 FTE police officers (+6.3%) 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 30 September 2014 (-0.1%), and have decreased by 4 FTE officers in the last year from 31 December 2013.

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.