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]

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Police officers per 1 million inhabitants

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Country or dependency Size Year Police per
100,000 people
Algeria Algeria 160,000[2] 2009 396
Albania Albania 9,900[3] 2013 325
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 350,000 2015 798[7]
Australia Australia 53,857 2017 218 [8]
Austria Austria 27,500[9] 2012 314
The Bahamas Bahamas 3,000[10] 2012 793
Bangladesh Bangladesh 205,000[11] 2018 125
Barbados Barbados 1,394[12] 2013 489
Belarus Belarus 30,970 2010 325[13]
Belgium Belgium 37,840[14] 2017 333
Belize Belize 1,300[15] 2012 345
Bermuda Bermuda (UK) 469[16] 2012 757
Botswana Botswana 8,500[17] 2012 381
Brazil Brazil 436,514 2014 211[18]
Brunei Brunei 4,400[19] 2012 1,068
Bulgaria Bulgaria 24,283[20] 2015 339
Cambodia Cambodia 64,000[21] 2012 409
Canada Canada 67,425[22] 2017 188
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands (UK) 343[23] 2012 567
Chile Chile 30,300[24] 2012 257
China China 2,000,000[25] 2018 143
Colombia Colombia 150,000[26] 2012 306
Comoros Comoros 500[27] 2012 62
Cook Islands Cook Islands (New Zealand) 100[4] 2012 552
Costa Rica Costa Rica 14,500[28] 2012 296
Croatia Croatia 20,000[29] 2012 477
Cyprus Cyprus1 5,263 2012 621
Czech Republic Czech Republic 40,152[30] 2018 378
Denmark Denmark 11,000[31] 2017 192
Dominica Dominica 506[32] 2013 709
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 32,000[33] 2012 317
Ecuador Ecuador 40,000[34] 2012 240
El Salvador El Salvador 21,900[35] 2012 335
England/Wales England and Wales (UK) 122,404[36] 2018 208
Estonia Estonia 4,424[37] 2012 336
Finland Finland 7,200[38] 2018 130
Fiji Fiji 1,970[4] 2012 227
France France2 220,000[39] 2012 340
French Polynesia French Polynesia (France) 220[4] 2012 80
The Gambia Gambia 5,000[40] 2012 265
Ghana Ghana 23,000[41] 2012 83
Greece Greece 54,657 2012 503
Grenada Grenada 900[42] 2012 871
Germany Germany 308,400[37] 2017 372
Guinea Guinea 10,000[43] 2012 77
Haiti Haiti 12,000[44] 2012 108
Hong Kong Hong Kong (China) 33,956[45] 2017 462
Hungary Hungary 36,104 2015 366
Iceland Iceland 653[46] 2016 196
India India 1,926,000[47] 2017 150
Indonesia Indonesia 579,000[48] 2012 222
Iran Iran 60,000[49] 2012 75
Republic of Ireland Ireland 12,000[50] 2012 252
Isle of Man Isle of Man (UK) 236[51] 2013 279
Israel Israel 28,633[52] 2015 345
Italy Italy 276,750 2012 456
Jamaica Jamaica 8,600[53] 2012 315
Japan Japan 296,700 2017 234
Jordan Jordan 25,000[54] 2012 256
Kenya Kenya 95,000[55][56] 2017 203
Kiribati Kiribati 458[4] 2012 403
Kosovo Kosovo 9,000 2018 459
Kuwait Kuwait 18,000[57] 2012 430
Latvia Latvia 7,000[58] 2012 357
Lesotho Lesotho 2,404[59] 2012 125
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein3 91[60] 2012 241
Liberia Liberia 4,100[61] 2012 100
Lithuania Lithuania 10,957 2012 333
Luxembourg Luxembourg 1,812 2017 [62]306
Macau Macau (China) 4,101[63] 2012 628
North Macedonia North Macedonia 11,688[64] 2017 564
Malaysia Malaysia 102,000[65] 2012 320
Mali Mali 7,000[66] 2012 38
Malta Malta 1,902 2012 443
Marshall Islands Marshall Islands 130[4] 2012 236
Mauritius Mauritius 12,475[4] 2013 987
Mexico Mexico 544,000 2012 464
Monaco Monaco 500[67] 2012 1,302
Montenegro Montenegro 4,210 2012 677
Montserrat Montserrat (UK) 76[68] 2012 1,544
Federated States of Micronesia Micronesia 500[4] 2012 486
Myanmar Myanmar 93,000[69] 2012 170
Nauru Nauru 80[70] 2012 793
Nepal Nepal 60,000[71] 2012 193
Netherlands Netherlands 50,400[72] 2018 295
New Caledonia New Caledonia (France) 268[4] 2012 99
New Zealand New Zealand 11,000[73] 2012 232
Niger Niger 8,700[74] 2012 41
Nigeria Nigeria 350,000[75] 2012 187
Niue Niue (New Zealand) 16[4] 2012 1,088
Northern Ireland (UK) 6,813[76] 2015 372
Norway Norway 10,170[77] 2019 188
Palau Palau 75[4] 2012 417
Palestinian National Authority Palestinian Authority 85,000[78] 2005 1,250[78]
Panama Panama 12,000[79][80] 2012 314
Pakistan Pakistan 354,221[81] 2011 181
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 5,311[4] 2012 65
Peru Peru 104,000 2009 330
Philippines Philippines 170,000[82] 2017 160
Pitcairn Islands Pitcairn Islands (UK) 2[83] 2015 1,754
Poland Poland 100,000[84] 2012 258
Portugal Portugal 46,083 2012 445
Romania Romania 60,000[85] 2014 303
Russia Russia 914,525[86] 2016 623
Saint Barthélemy Saint Barthélemy (France) 11[87] 2012 116
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha4 (UK) 69[88] 2012 924
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis 450[89] 2012 973
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia 947[90] 2012 509
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 691[91] 2012 628
San Marino San Marino5 160[92][93][94] 2012 484
Scotland Scotland (UK) 17,296[95] 2014 324
Sint Maarten Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 370[96] 2012 967
Samoa Samoa 500[97] 2012 256
Serbia Serbia 45,000[98] 2012 635
Singapore Singapore 40,000[99] 2012 713
Slovakia Slovakia 24,230 2012 446
Slovenia Slovenia 7,170[100] 2017 264
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands 1,442[4] 2012 224
Somalia Somalia 5,532[101] 2012 43
South Africa South Africa 156,489[102] 2012 279
South Korea South Korea 116,678[103] 2017 227
South Sudan South Sudan 52,000[104] 2012 428
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 89,000[105] 2012 424
Spain Spain 249,907 2012 533
Eswatini Swaziland 4,164[106] 2012 367
Sweden Sweden 19,741[37][107] 2017 195
Switzerland Switzerland 17,630 2012 210
Thailand Thailand 230,000[108] 2012 337
Turkey Turkey 412,624 2012 524
Tonga Tonga 418[4] 2012 427
Togo Togo 4,000[109] 2012 55
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 6,500[110] 2012 481
Tunisia Tunisia 15,000[111][circular reference] 2017 131
Tuvalu Tuvalu 72[4] 2012 676
Ukraine Ukraine 152,000[112] 2014 356
United States United States 975,305[113] 2018 298
Uruguay Uruguay 17,997[114] 2013 517
Vanuatu Vanuatu6 575[4] 2012 207
Vatican City Vatican City 130[115] 2012 15,439
Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna (France) 20[4] 2012 170
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 50,000[116] 2007 351
Total sum: 12,435,974 165

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