Justice Analytical Services (JAS) Safer Communities and Justice Statistics Monthly Data Report May 2023 edition

This report contains summary statistics covering a number of important justice and safer communities statistics. It is published with up to date statistics every month.

Summary statistics on policing

* New * There were 16,615 full-time equivalent (FTE) police officers in Scotland on 31 March 2023. This was 381 (+2.3%) more officers compared to the position on 31 March 2007, but 190 (-1.1%) less than on 31 March 2022.

Number of police officers (FTE) (000s)

Quarterly number of police officers (full-time equivalent), quarter 1 2006 to quarter 1 2022. Last updated May 2022. Next update due August 2022.


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