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Police Officer Quarterly Strength Statistics Scotland, 31 March 2019

7th May 2019

Scotland's Chief Statistician today published 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 17,251 full-time equivalent (FTE) police officers in Scotland on 31 March 2019.

Police officer numbers have increased by 77 FTE officers (+0.4%) in the last quarter from 31 December 2018

Police officer numbers have increased by 81 FTE officers (+0.5%) in the last year from 31 March 2018

This is an increase of 1,017 FTE police officers (+6.3%) from the 16,234 FTE police officers recorded at 31 March 2007

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.

 

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