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Scotland's largest police force employs a significant number of Jedi to ensure peace and justice this side of the Galactic Republic.

Eight Strathclyde police officers and two of its civilian staff have claimed their religion as Jedi in voluntary diversity forms, the BBC reports.

The monastic order of Jedi Knights working in Strathclyde's force was uncovered in a Freedom of Information request by the UK police rag, Jane's Police Review.

Strathclyde Police employs 8,200 officers and 2,800 civilian staff total - making for a low percentage as a whole, but a statistically significant discovery. This can perhaps be explained by the Jedi Order historically taking an active role in crime-fighting as part of its role as the keepers of peace in the Republic.

The BBC notes that about 390,000 people listed their religion as Jedi in the 2001 Census for England and Wales. Unfortunately, the Office for National Statistics doesn't recognize Jedi as a religion, and lumps followers in with the atheists.

This is technically correct, as Jedi are a non-theistic order - although most atheists lacking a significant number of midi-chlorians have been found to be less likely to accept the advice of a wrinkled green muppet. ®

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