List of countries by number of police officers

The following list compares the size of national police forces, and police per head. An analysis by the United Nations indicates an approximate median of 300 police officers per 100,000 inhabitants worldwide in 2006.[1] While only nine countries worldwide disclosed police personnel values lower than 100 officers per 100,000 inhabitants.[1] Relatively high median rates of police personnel (around 400) were observed in countries in West Asia, as well as Eastern and Southern Europe.[1] The median rate of police personnel per population at the global level remained quite stable over the period 2002-2006, after an increase between 1995 and 2002.[1] The United Nations recommends a minimum police strength of 222 per 100,000 people.[2]

List

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Country Size Year Police per
100,000 people
Afghanistan Afghanistan 122,000[3] 2012 401
American Samoa American Samoa 200[4] 2012 720
Andorra Andorra 237[5] 2012 278
Antigua & Barbuda 600[6] 2012 733
Argentina Argentina 205,902 2000 558[7]
Australia Australia 49,242[8] 2009 217
Austria Austria 27,500[9] 2012 326
The Bahamas Bahamas 3,000[10] 2012 848
Bangladesh Bangladesh 135,000[11] 2012 83
Barbados Barbados 1,394[12] 2013 497
Belgium Belgium 39,861[8] 2009 373
Belize Belize 1,300[13] 2012 415
Bermuda Bermuda 469[14] 2012 729
Botswana Botswana 8,500[15] 2012 418
Brazil Brazil 478,001[16] 2001 282
Brunei Brunei 4,400[17] 2012 1,076
Bulgaria Bulgaria 30,807[8] 2009 403
Cambodia Cambodia 64,000[18] 2012 428
Canada Canada 67,425[8] 2009 202
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands 343[19] 2012 625
Chile Chile 30,300[20] 2012 182
China China 1,600,000[21] 2007 120
Colombia Colombia 150,000[22] 2012 323
Comoros Comoros 500[23] 2012 66
Cook Islands Cook Islands 100[4] 2012 500
Costa Rica Costa Rica 14,500[24] 2012 337
Croatia Croatia 20,000[25] 2012 466
Cyprus Cyprus1 5,353[8] 2009 678
Czech Republic Czech Republic 40,500[26] 2012 385
Denmark Denmark 13,500[27] 2012 245
Dominica Dominica 506[28] 2013 709
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 32,000[29] 2012 376
Ecuador Ecuador 40,000[30] 2012 262
El Salvador El Salvador 21,900[31] 2012 360
Estonia Estonia 3,183[8] 2009 237
Finland Finland 7,800[32] 2012 143
Fiji Fiji 1,970[4] 2012 232
France France2 220,000[33] 2012 356
French Polynesia French Polynesia 220[4] 2012 82
The Gambia Gambia 5,000[34] 2012 280
Ghana Ghana 23,000[35] 2012 94
Greece Greece 50,798[8] 2008 452
Grenada Grenada 900[36] 2012 818
Germany Germany 245,752[8] 2009 298
Guinea Guinea 10,000[37] 2012 100
Haiti Haiti 12,000[38] 2012 118
Hong Kong Hong Kong 27,117[39] 2007 393
Hungary Hungary 33,487[8] 2009 333
Iceland Iceland 667[8] 2009 211
India India 927,541[40] 2007 76
Indonesia Indonesia 579,000[41] 2012 243
Iran Iran 60,000[42] 2012 80
Republic of Ireland Ireland 12,000[43] 2012 261
Israel Israel 27,000[44] 2012 339
Italy Italy 245,152[8] 2009 417
Jamaica Jamaica 8,600[45] 2012 297
Japan Japan 251,939[8] 2006 197
Jordan Jordan 25,000[46] 2012 404
Kenya Kenya 35,000[47] 2012 81
Kiribati Kiribati 458[4] 2012 442
Kuwait Kuwait 18,000[48] 2012 504
Latvia Latvia 7,000[49] 2012 195
Lesotho Lesotho 2,404[50] 2012 116
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein3 91[51] 2012 249
Liberia Liberia 4,100[52] 2012 108
Lithuania Lithuania 10,957[8] 2009 325
Luxembourg Luxembourg 1,603[8] 2009 331
Macau Macau 4,101[53] 2012 737
Republic of Macedonia Macedonia 9,905[8] 2008 484
Malaysia Malaysia 102,000[54] 2012 370
Mali Mali 7,000[55] 2012 48
Malta Malta 1,800[56] 2012 397
Marshall Islands Marshall Islands 130[4] 2012 191
Mexico Mexico 393,084 2009 366[57]
Monaco Monaco 500[58] 2012 1,374
Montenegro Montenegro 5,250[59] 2012 839
Micronesia 500[4] 2012 454
Myanmar Myanmar 93,000[60] 2012 154
Nauru Nauru 80[61] 2012 800
Nepal Nepal 60,000[62] 2012 225
Netherlands Netherlands 55,000[63] 2012 328
New Caledonia New Caledonia 268[4] 2012 106
New Zealand New Zealand 11,000[64] 2012 247
Niger Niger 8,700[65] 2012 58
Nigeria Nigeria 350,000[66] 2012 205
Niue Niue 16[4] 2012 800
Norway Norway 11,000[67] 2012 222
Palau Palau 75[4] 2012 375
Panama Panama 12,000[68][69] 2012 333
Pakistan Pakistan 354,221[70] 2011 207
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 5,311[4] 2012 105
Peru Peru 104,000[8] 2009 352
Pitcairn Islands Pitcairn Islands 1[71] 2012 1,492
Poland Poland 100,000[72] 2012 261
Portugal Portugal 49,152[8] 2009 462
Romania Romania 60,000[73] 2012 280
Russia Russia 782,001[74] 2013 546
Saint Barthélemy Saint Barthélemy 11[75] 2012 137
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha4 69[76] 2012 939
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis 450[77] 2012 899
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia 947[78] 2012 557
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 691[79] 2012 633
San Marino San Marino5 160[80][81][82] 2012 500
Sint Maarten Sint Maarten 370[83] 2012 528
Samoa Samoa 500[84] 2012 257
Serbia Serbia 45,000[85] 2012 631
Singapore Singapore 40,000[86] 2012 752
Slovakia Slovakia 14,498[8] 2009 268
Slovenia Slovenia 7,842[8] 2009 390
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands 1,442[4] 2012 301
Somalia Somalia 35,000[87] 2012 198
South Africa South Africa 156,489[88] 2012 317
South Korea South Korea 93,600[2] 2004 195
South Sudan South Sudan 52,000[89] 2012 629
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 89,000[90] 2012 438
Spain Spain 231,801[8] 2009 511
Swaziland Swaziland 4,164[91] 2012 351
Sweden Sweden 19,144[8] 2009 208
Switzerland Switzerland 17,058[8] 2009 224
Thailand Thailand 230,000[92] 2012 344
Turkey Turkey 362,710[8] 2010 491
Tonga Tonga 418[4] 2012 413
Togo Togo 4,000[93] 2012 72
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 6,500[94] 2012 529
Tuvalu Tuvalu 72[4] 2012 720
United Kingdom United Kingdom 167,318[8] 2009 307
United States United States 794,300[95] 2010 256
Uruguay Uruguay 27,000[96] 2012 813
Vanuatu Vanuatu6 575[4] 2012 277
Vatican City Vatican City 130[97] 2012 15,625
Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna 20[4] 2012 136
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 50,000[98] 2007 401

References

External links

  • The Tenth United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (Tenth CTS, 2005-2006)
  • International Statistics on Crime and Criminal Justice — page 135
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