Scotland’s police officer absence rate due to stress less than HALF that of UK and NOT increasing

According to a FOI request published today:

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https://www.scotland.police.uk/assets/pdf/434027/526774/526830/19-2380-response?view=Standard

Remember that not all of these officers would be absent on the same days.

What! Up by 2 from 2017/18. That’s 0.53%! It’s a crisis! BBC Reporting Scotland headline:

‘Scottish police officers’ absence due to stress slightly up.’

There are 17 259 police officers in Scotland, up by 1 025 or 6.3% under the SNP.

https://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/factcheck-scottish-police-numbers-under-the-snp

In 2018/19, according to a FOI request by the Telegraph published in June 2019, 10 684 officers across the UK were absent due to stress.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/06/21/police-officers-signed-sick-stress-anxiety-doubles-five-years/

The UK has roughly 12 times the population of Scotland so, all things being equal, the absence rate would be 375 times 12 or 4 500 but it’s more than twice that at 10 684.

Published by johnrobertson834

Retired Professor of Media Politics Not-for-profit independent political analysis

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