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Police Officer Quarterly Strength Statistics Scotland, 30 June 2019

Published: 06 Aug 2019 10:16
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An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

Scotland’s Chief Statistician haspublished statistics on Police Officer Quarterly Strength, which gives the number of full-time equivalent police officers employed by Police Scotland.

The key findings of the statistics are:

• there were 17,259 full-time equivalent (FTE) police officers in Scotland on 30 June 2019
• police officer numbers have increased by 8 FTE officers (+0.05%) in the last quarter from 31 March 2019
• police officer numbers have increased by 87 FTE officers (+0.5%) in the last year from 30 June 2018
• an increase of 1,025 FTE police officers (+6.3%) from the 16,234 FTE police officers recorded at 31 March 2007

Background

Police Officer Quarterly Strength Statistics Scotland, 30 June 2019

The figures released today were produced by professionally independent statistical staff free from any political interference, in accordance with professional standards set out in the Code of Practice for Statistics.

The quarterly bulletin reports the number of police officers employed by Police Scotland as at 30 June 2019.
Further information on Crime and Justice statistics can be accessed at:  http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Crime-Justice/Publications 

Official statistics are produced by professionally independent statistical staff.