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Crime and Disorder - Police Strength

High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Police Strength

As at 30 June 2017, there were 17,249 full-time equivalent (FTE) police officers in Scotland.  This is an increase of 1,015 police officers from the position at 31 March 2007 (+6.3 per cent). Police officer numbers have decreased by 7 FTE officers in the last quarter since 31 March 2017, and increased by 7 FTE officers in the last year since 30 June 2016.


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Source: Justice Analytical Services

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