Safer Communities and Justice Statistics Monthly Data Report: April 2024

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


Summary statistics on policing

  • There were 16,363 full-time equivalent (FTE) police officers in Scotland on 31 December 2023. This was 129 (+0.8%) more officers compared to the position on 31 March 2007, but 282 (-1.7%) less than on 31 December 2022.
Quarterly number of police officers (full-time equivalent), quarter 1 2006 to quarter 4 2023. Last updated February 2024. Next update due May 2024.



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