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. 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] The United Nations recommends a minimum police strength of 222 per 100,000 people.[2]

List[edit]

Country or Dependency Size Year Police per
100,000 people
Algeria Algeria 160,000[3] 2009 413
Afghanistan Afghanistan 122,000[4] 2012 401
American Samoa American Samoa (United States) 200[5] 2012 360
Andorra Andorra 237[6] 2012 278
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda 600[7] 2012 733
Argentina Argentina 206,125 2000 558[8]
Australia Australia 49,242[9] 2009 217
Austria Austria 27,500[10] 2012 326
The Bahamas Bahamas 3,000[11] 2012 848
Bangladesh Bangladesh 135,000[12] 2012 83
Barbados Barbados 1,394[13] 2013 497
Belarus Belarus 139,340 2009 1,442[14]
Belgium Belgium 46,784[9] 2012 421
Belize Belize 1,300[15] 2012 415
Bermuda Bermuda (United Kingdom) 469[16] 2012 729
Botswana Botswana 8,500[17] 2012 418
Brazil Brazil 484,897 2000 286[8]
Brunei Brunei 4,400[18] 2012 1,076
Bulgaria Bulgaria 28,167[9] 2012 384
Cambodia Cambodia 64,000[19] 2012 428
Canada Canada 67,425[9] 2009 202
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 343[20] 2012 625
Chile Chile 30,300[21] 2012 282
China China 1,600,000[22] 2007 120
Colombia Colombia 150,000[23] 2012 323
Comoros Comoros 500[24] 2012 66
Cook Islands Cook Islands (New Zealand) 100[5] 2012 500
Costa Rica Costa Rica 14,500[25] 2012 337
Croatia Croatia 20,000[26] 2012 466
Cyprus Cyprus1 5,263[9] 2012 610
Czech Republic Czech Republic 40,500[27] 2012 385
Denmark Denmark 13,500[28] 2015 241
Dominica Dominica 506[29] 2013 709
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 32,000[30] 2012 376
Ecuador Ecuador 40,000[31] 2012 262
El Salvador El Salvador 21,900[32] 2012 360
England/Wales England and Wales (United Kingdom) 129,584[33] 2013 227
Estonia Estonia 4,424[9] 2012 333
Finland Finland 7,800[34] 2012 143
Fiji Fiji 1,970[5] 2012 232
France France2 220,000[35] 2012 356
French Polynesia French Polynesia (France) 220[5] 2012 82
The Gambia Gambia 5,000[36] 2012 280
Ghana Ghana 23,000[37] 2012 94
Greece Greece 54,657[9] 2012 491
Grenada Grenada 900[38] 2012 818
Germany Germany 243,625[9] 2010 296
Guinea Guinea 10,000[39] 2012 100
Haiti Haiti 12,000[40] 2012 118
Hong Kong Hong Kong (China) 27,117[41] 2007 393
Hungary Hungary 33,487[9] 2009 333
Iceland Iceland 667[9] 2009 211
India India 1,585,353[42] 2013 130
Indonesia Indonesia 579,000[43] 2012 243
Iran Iran 60,000[44] 2012 80
Republic of Ireland Ireland 12,000[45] 2012 261
Isle of Man Isle of Man (United Kingdom) 236[46] 2013 279
Israel Israel 27,000[47] 2012 339
Italy Italy 276,750[9] 2012 465
Jamaica Jamaica 8,600[48] 2012 297
Japan Japan 251,939[9] 2006 197
Jordan Jordan 25,000[49] 2012 404
Kenya Kenya 35,000[50] 2012 81
Kiribati Kiribati 458[5] 2012 442
Kuwait Kuwait 18,000[51] 2012 504
Latvia Latvia 7,000[52] 2012 195
Lesotho Lesotho 2,404[53] 2012 116
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein3 91[54] 2012 249
Liberia Liberia 4,100[55] 2012 108
Lithuania Lithuania 10,957[9] 2012 319
Luxembourg Luxembourg 1,603[9] 2009 331
Macau Macau (China) 4,101[56] 2012 737
Republic of Macedonia Macedonia 9,905[9] 2008 484
Malaysia Malaysia 102,000[57] 2012 370
Mali Mali 7,000[58] 2012 48
Malta Malta 1,902[9] 2012 455
Marshall Islands Marshall Islands 130[5] 2012 191
Mexico Mexico 393,084 2009 366[59]
Monaco Monaco 500[60] 2012 1,374
Montenegro Montenegro 4,210[9] 2012 677
Montserrat Montserrat (United Kingdom) 76[61] 2012 1,471
Federated States of Micronesia Micronesia 500[5] 2012 454
Burma Myanmar 93,000[62] 2012 154
Nauru Nauru 80[63] 2012 800
Nepal Nepal 60,000[64] 2012 225
Netherlands Netherlands 55,000[65] 2012 328
New Caledonia New Caledonia (France) 268[5] 2012 106
New Zealand New Zealand 11,000[66] 2012 247
Niger Niger 8,700[67] 2012 58
Nigeria Nigeria 350,000[68] 2012 205
Niue Niue (New Zealand) 16[5] 2012 800
Northern Cyprus Northern Cyprus 1,937[69] 2014 676
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) 6,813[70] 2015 376
Norway Norway 11,000[71] 2012 222
Palau Palau 75[5] 2012 375
Panama Panama 12,000[72][73] 2012 333
Pakistan Pakistan 354,221[74] 2011 207
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 5,311[5] 2012 105
Peru Peru 104,000[9] 2009 352
Philippines Philippines 160,000[75] 2015 157
Pitcairn Islands Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) 1[76] 2012 17
Poland Poland 100,000[77] 2012 261
Portugal Portugal 46,083[9] 2012 437
Romania Romania 60,000[78] 2014 300
Russia Russia 782,001[79] 2013 546
Saint Barthélemy Saint Barthélemy (France) 11[80] 2012 137
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha4 (United Kingdom) 69[81] 2012 939
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis 450[82] 2012 899
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia 947[83] 2012 557
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 691[84] 2012 633
San Marino San Marino5 160[85][86][87] 2012 500
Scotland Scotland (United Kingdom) 17,296[88] 2014 326
Sint Maarten Sint Maarten (France) 370[89] 2012 528
Samoa Samoa 500[90] 2012 257
Serbia Serbia 45,000[91] 2012 631
Singapore Singapore 40,000[92] 2012 752
Slovakia Slovakia 24,230[9] 2012 448
Slovenia Slovenia 7,371[9] 2012 358
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands 1,442[5] 2012 301
Somalia Somalia 35,000[93] 2012 198
South Africa South Africa 156,489[94] 2012 317
South Korea South Korea 93,600[2] 2004 195
South Sudan South Sudan 52,000[95] 2012 629
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 89,000[96] 2012 438
Spain Spain 249,907[9] 2012 533
Swaziland Swaziland 4,164[97] 2012 351
Sweden Sweden 19,144[9] 2009 208
Switzerland Switzerland 17,630[9] 2012 221
Thailand Thailand 230,000[98] 2012 344
Turkey Turkey 412,624[9] 2012 538
Tonga Tonga 418[5] 2012 413
Togo Togo 4,000[99] 2012 72
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 6,500[100] 2012 529
Tuvalu Tuvalu 72[5] 2012 720
Ukraine Ukraine 152,000[101] 2014 521
United States United States 1,220,000[102][103] 2008 373
Uruguay Uruguay 17,997[104] 2013 542
Vanuatu Vanuatu6 575[5] 2012 277
Vatican City Vatican City 130[105] 2012 15,550
Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna (France) 20[5] 2012 136
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 50,000[106] 2007 401

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