List of countries and dependencies by number of police officers

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The following list compares the size of national police forces and police per head. Note that in some countries, particularly those organised under a federal system, such as the US and Canada, the total number of police officers may be much greater because sub-national governments employ significant numbers. In 2006, an analysis by the United Nations indicates an approximate median of 300 police officers per 100,000 inhabitants.[1] Only nine countries disclosed values lower than 100 officers per 100,000 inhabitants.[1] The highest median of police officers – around 400 – was observed in West Asia, Eastern and Southern Europe.[1] The median of police officers per population remained stable between 2002–2006, after an increase between 1995 and 2002.[1]

List[edit]

Country or Dependency Size Year Police per
100,000 people
Algeria Algeria 160,000[2] 2009 396
Afghanistan Afghanistan 122,000[3] 2012 441
American Samoa American Samoa (US) 200[4] 2012 350
Andorra Andorra 237[5] 2012 303
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda 600[6] 2012 695
Argentina Argentina 244,683 2000 558[7]
Australia Australia 49,242[8] 2009 202
Austria Austria 27,500[9] 2012 314
The Bahamas Bahamas 3,000[10] 2012 793
Bangladesh Bangladesh 155,800[11] 2015 96
Barbados Barbados 1,394[12] 2013 489
Belarus Belarus 136,990 2010 1,442[13]
Belgium Belgium 46,784[8] 2012 412
Belize Belize 1,300[14] 2012 345
Bermuda Bermuda (UK) 469[15] 2012 757
Botswana Botswana 8,500[16] 2012 381
Brazil Brazil 436,514 2014 211[17]
Brunei Brunei 4,400[18] 2012 1,068
Bulgaria Bulgaria 49,692[8] 2015 694
Cambodia Cambodia 64,000[19] 2012 409
Canada Canada 67,425[8] 2009 185
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands (UK) 343[20] 2012 567
Chile Chile 30,300[21] 2012 257
China China 1,600,000[22] 2007 115
Colombia Colombia 150,000[23] 2012 306
Comoros Comoros 500[24] 2012 62
Cook Islands Cook Islands (New Zealand) 100[4] 2012 552
Costa Rica Costa Rica 14,500[25] 2012 296
Croatia Croatia 20,000[26] 2012 477
Cyprus Cyprus1 5,263[8] 2012 621
Czech Republic Czech Republic 40,500[27] 2012 383
Denmark Denmark 11,000[28] 2015 192
Dominica Dominica 506[29] 2013 709
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 32,000[30] 2012 317
Ecuador Ecuador 40,000[31] 2012 240
El Salvador El Salvador 21,900[32] 2012 335
England/Wales England and Wales (UK) 129,584[33] 2013 227
Estonia Estonia 4,424[8] 2012 336
Finland Finland 7,800[34] 2012 141
Fiji Fiji 1,970[4] 2012 227
France France2 220,000[35] 2012 340
French Polynesia French Polynesia (France) 220[4] 2012 80
The Gambia Gambia 5,000[36] 2012 265
Ghana Ghana 23,000[37] 2012 83
Greece Greece 54,657[8] 2012 503
Grenada Grenada 900[38] 2012 871
Germany Germany 243,625[8] 2010 296
Guinea Guinea 10,000[39] 2012 77
Haiti Haiti 12,000[40] 2012 108
Hong Kong Hong Kong (China) 33,956[41] 2017 462
Hungary Hungary 33,487[8] 2009 340
Iceland Iceland 653[42] 2016 196
India India 1,585,353[43] 2013 119
Indonesia Indonesia 579,000[44] 2012 222
Iran Iran 60,000[45] 2012 75
Republic of Ireland Ireland 12,000[46] 2012 252
Isle of Man Isle of Man (UK) 236[47] 2013 279
Israel Israel 28,633[48] 2015 345
Italy Italy 276,750[8] 2012 456
Jamaica Jamaica 8,600[49] 2012 315
Japan Japan 251,939[8] 2006 198
Jordan Jordan 25,000[50] 2012 256
Kenya Kenya 95,000[51][52] 2017 203
Kiribati Kiribati 458[4] 2012 403
Kuwait Kuwait 18,000[53] 2012 430
Latvia Latvia 7,000[54] 2012 357
Lesotho Lesotho 2,404[55] 2012 125
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein3 91[56] 2012 241
Liberia Liberia 4,100[57] 2012 100
Lithuania Lithuania 10,957[8] 2012 333
Luxembourg Luxembourg 1,603[8] 2009 278
Macau Macau (China) 4,101[58] 2012 628
Republic of Macedonia Macedonia 9,905[8] 2008 478
Malaysia Malaysia 102,000[59] 2012 320
Mali Mali 7,000[60] 2012 38
Malta Malta 1,902[8] 2012 443
Marshall Islands Marshall Islands 130[4] 2012 236
Mexico Mexico 470,676 2009 366[61]
Monaco Monaco 500[62] 2012 1,302
Montenegro Montenegro 4,210[8] 2012 677
Montserrat Montserrat (UK) 76[63] 2012 1,544
Federated States of Micronesia Micronesia 500[4] 2012 486
Myanmar Myanmar 93,000[64] 2012 170
Nauru Nauru 80[65] 2012 793
Nepal Nepal 60,000[66] 2012 193
Netherlands Netherlands 55,000[67] 2012 381
New Caledonia New Caledonia (France) 268[4] 2012 99
New Zealand New Zealand 11,000[68] 2012 232
Niger Niger 8,700[69] 2012 41
Nigeria Nigeria 350,000[70] 2012 187
Niue Niue (New Zealand) 16[4] 2012 1,088
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland (UK) 6,813[71] 2015 372
Norway Norway 11,000[72] 2012 210
Palau Palau 75[4] 2012 417
Palestinian National Authority Palestinian Authority 85,000[73] 2005 1,250 [73]
Panama Panama 12,000[74][75] 2012 314
Pakistan Pakistan 354,221[76] 2011 181
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 5,311[4] 2012 65
Peru Peru 104,000[8] 2009 330
Philippines Philippines 170,000[77] 2017 160
Pitcairn Islands Pitcairn Islands (UK) 1[78] 2012 1,754
Poland Poland 100,000[79] 2012 258
Portugal Portugal 46,083[8] 2012 445
Romania Romania 60,000[80] 2014 303
Russia Russia 756,859[81] 2016 515
Saint Barthélemy Saint Barthélemy (France) 11[82] 2012 116
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha4 (UK) 69[83] 2012 924
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis 450[84] 2012 973
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia 947[85] 2012 509
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 691[86] 2012 628
San Marino San Marino5 160[87][88][89] 2012 484
Scotland Scotland (UK) 17,296[90] 2014 324
Sint Maarten Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 370[91] 2012 967
Samoa Samoa 500[92] 2012 256
Serbia Serbia 45,000[93] 2012 635
Singapore Singapore 40,000[94] 2012 713
Slovakia Slovakia 24,230[8] 2012 446
Slovenia Slovenia 7,371[8] 2012 357
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands 1,442[4] 2012 224
Somalia Somalia 35,000[95] 2012 180
South Africa South Africa 156,489[96] 2012 279
South Korea South Korea 99,060[13] 2004 195
South Sudan South Sudan 52,000[97] 2012 428
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 89,000[98] 2012 424
Spain Spain 249,907[8] 2012 533
Swaziland Swaziland 4,164[99] 2012 367
Sweden Sweden 19,144[8] 2009 192
Switzerland Switzerland 17,630[8] 2012 210
Thailand Thailand 230,000[100] 2012 337
Turkey Turkey 412,624[8] 2012 524
Tonga Tonga 418[4] 2012 427
Togo Togo 4,000[101] 2012 55
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 6,500[102] 2012 481
Tuvalu Tuvalu 72[4] 2012 676
Ukraine Ukraine 152,000[103] 2014 356
United States United States 913,161[104] 2015 284
Uruguay Uruguay 17,997[105] 2013 517
Vanuatu Vanuatu6 575[4] 2012 207
Vatican City Vatican City 130[106] 2012 15,439
Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna (France) 20[4] 2012 170
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 50,000[107] 2007 351
Total Sum: 12,435,974 Rate: 1 Officer / 604 Civilians

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