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]

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) 28,689[41] 2007 393
Hungary Hungary 33,487[8] 2009 340
Iceland Iceland 667[8] 2009 198
India India 1,585,353[42] 2013 119
Indonesia Indonesia 579,000[43] 2012 222
Iran Iran 60,000[44] 2012 75
Republic of Ireland Ireland 12,000[45] 2012 252
Isle of Man Isle of Man (UK) 236[46] 2013 279
Israel Israel 28,633[47] 2015 345
Italy Italy 276,750[8] 2012 456
Jamaica Jamaica 8,600[48] 2012 315
Japan Japan 251,939[8] 2006 198
Jordan Jordan 25,000[49] 2012 256
Kenya Kenya 35,000[50] 2012 74
Kiribati Kiribati 458[4] 2012 403
Kuwait Kuwait 18,000[51] 2012 430
Latvia Latvia 7,000[52] 2012 357
Lesotho Lesotho 2,404[53] 2012 125
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein3 91[54] 2012 241
Liberia Liberia 4,100[55] 2012 100
Lithuania Lithuania 10,957[8] 2012 333
Luxembourg Luxembourg 1,603[8] 2009 278
Macau Macau (China) 4,101[56] 2012 628
Republic of Macedonia Macedonia 9,905[8] 2008 478
Malaysia Malaysia 102,000[57] 2012 320
Mali Mali 7,000[58] 2012 38
Malta Malta 1,902[8] 2012 443
Marshall Islands Marshall Islands 130[4] 2012 236
Mexico Mexico 470,676 2009 366[59]
Monaco Monaco 500[60] 2012 1,302
Montenegro Montenegro 4,210[8] 2012 677
Montserrat Montserrat (UK) 76[61] 2012 1,544
Federated States of Micronesia Micronesia 500[4] 2012 486
Myanmar Myanmar 93,000[62] 2012 170
Nauru Nauru 80[63] 2012 793
Nepal Nepal 60,000[64] 2012 193
Netherlands Netherlands 55,000[65] 2012 322
New Caledonia New Caledonia (France) 268[4] 2012 99
New Zealand New Zealand 11,000[66] 2012 232
Niger Niger 8,700[67] 2012 41
Nigeria Nigeria 350,000[68] 2012 187
Niue Niue (New Zealand) 16[4] 2012 1,088
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland (UK) 6,813[69] 2015 372
Norway Norway 11,000[70] 2012 210
Palau Palau 75[4] 2012 417
Panama Panama 12,000[71][72] 2012 314
Pakistan Pakistan 354,221[73] 2011 181
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 5,311[4] 2012 65
Peru Peru 104,000[8] 2009 330
Philippines Philippines 160,000[74] 2015 154
Pitcairn Islands Pitcairn Islands (UK) 1[75] 2012 1,754
Poland Poland 100,000[76] 2012 258
Portugal Portugal 46,083[8] 2012 445
Romania Romania 60,000[77] 2014 303
Russia Russia 756,859[78] 2016 515
Saint Barthélemy Saint Barthélemy (France) 11[79] 2012 116
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha4 (UK) 69[80] 2012 924
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis 450[81] 2012 973
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia 947[82] 2012 509
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 691[83] 2012 628
San Marino San Marino5 160[84][85][86] 2012 484
Scotland Scotland (UK) 17,296[87] 2014 324
Sint Maarten Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 370[88] 2012 967
Samoa Samoa 500[89] 2012 256
Serbia Serbia 45,000[90] 2012 635
Singapore Singapore 40,000[91] 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[92] 2012 180
South Africa South Africa 156,489[93] 2012 279
South Korea South Korea 99,060[13] 2004 195
South Sudan South Sudan 52,000[94] 2012 428
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 89,000[95] 2012 424
Spain Spain 249,907[8] 2012 533
Swaziland Swaziland 4,164[96] 2012 367
Sweden Sweden 19,144[8] 2009 192
Switzerland Switzerland 17,630[8] 2012 210
Thailand Thailand 230,000[97] 2012 337
Turkey Turkey 412,624[8] 2012 524
Tonga Tonga 418[4] 2012 427
Togo Togo 4,000[98] 2012 55
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 6,500[99] 2012 481
Tuvalu Tuvalu 72[4] 2012 676
Ukraine Ukraine 152,000[100] 2014 356
United States United States 809,308 [101][102] 2008 266
Uruguay Uruguay 17,997[103] 2013 517
Vanuatu Vanuatu6 575[4] 2012 207
Vatican City Vatican City 130[104] 2012 15,439
Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna (France) 20[4] 2012 170
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 50,000[105] 2007 351
Total Sum: 12,435,974 Rate: 1 Officer / 604 Civilians

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