Crime and Disorder - Police Strength

High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Police Strength

As at 31 December 2014, there were 17,254 full-time equivalent (FTE) police officers in Scotland. This is an increase of 1,020 police officers from the position at 31 March 2007 (+6.3 per cent). Police officer numbers have decreased by 13 FTE officers in the last quarter since 30 September 2014 (-0.1 per cent), and decreased by 4 FTE officers in the last year since 31 December 2013.

Police Officer numbers


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Source: Justice Analytical Services

Further Information

Police Officer Quarterly Strength Statistics Scotland, 31 December 2014