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Crime and Disorder - Police Strength

High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: Tuesday 2 December, 2015

Police Strength

As at 31 December 2015, there were 17,263 full-time equivalent (FTE) police officers in Scotland. This is an increase of 1,029 police officers from the position at 31 March 2007 (+6.3 per cent). Police officer numbers have increased by 3 FTE officers in the last quarter since 30 September 2015, and increased by 10 FTE officers in the last year since 31 December 2014.

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Source: Justice Analytical Services

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