The following list compares the size of 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 and 2006, after an increase between 1995 and 2002.[1]

Table

* indicates "Law enforcement in COUNTRY or TERRITORY" links.

Country or dependency Number of officers Rate
(per 100k people)
Year
 Algeria * 160,000 396 [2] 2009
 Albania * 9,900 326 [3] 2013
 American Samoa * (US) 200 350 [4] 2012
 Andorra * 237 304 [5] 2012
 Antigua and Barbuda * 600 695 [6] 2012
 Argentina * 350,000 798 [7] 2015
 Armenia * 13,500 456 [8] 2018
 Australia * 65,000 264 [9] 2022
 Austria * 29,900 335 [10] 2020
 Bahamas 3,000 794 [11] 2012
 Bangladesh * 256,344 155 [12][circular reference]2018
 Barbados * 1,394 489 [13] 2013
 Belarus * 30,970 331 [14] 2010
 Belgium * 37,840 334 [15] 2017
 Belize * 1,300 346 [16] 2012
 Bermuda * (UK) 469 757 [17] 2012
 Botswana * 8,500 381 [18] 2012
 Brazil * 436,515 211 [19] 2014
 Brunei * 4,400 1,068 [20] 2012
 Bulgaria * 24,283 339 [21] 2015
 Cambodia * 64,000 410 [22] 2012
 Canada * 67,425 184 [23] 2017
 Cayman Islands * (UK) 343 568 [24] 2012
 Chile * 30,300 167 [25] 2012
 China * 2,000,000 143 [26] 2018
 Colombia * 150,000 307 [27] 2012
 Comoros 500 62 [28] 2012
 Cook Islands * (NZ) 100 552 [4] 2012
 Costa Rica * 14,500 297 [29] 2012
 Croatia * 20,004 514 [30] 2020
 Cyprus * [a] 3,000 338 2020
 Czech Republic * 40,152 378 [31] 2018
 Denmark * 11,225 196 [32] 2020
 Dominica 506 710 [33] 2013
 Dominican Republic * 32,000 318 [34] 2012
 Ecuador * 40,000 241 [35] 2012
 El Salvador * 21,900 336 [36] 2012
 England and Wales * (UK) 142,526 212 [37] 2021
 Estonia * 4,424 336 [38] 2012
 Finland * 7,300 132 [39] 2020
 Fiji * 1,970 227 [4] 2012
 France * 282,612 422 [40][41] 2020
 French Polynesia (France) 220 81 [4] 2012
 Gambia * 5,000 266 [42] 2012
 Ghana * 23,000 83 [43] 2012
 Greece * 55,000 507 [44] 2018
 Grenada * 900 871 [45] 2012
 Germany * 279,200 336 [38] 2019
 Guinea 10,000 77 [46] 2012
 Haiti * 12,000 108 [47] 2012
 Hong Kong * 35,804 477 [48] 2020
 Hungary * 36,104 367 2015
 Iceland * 653 196 [49] 2016
 India * 2,091,488 152 [50] 2020
 Indonesia * 579,000 222 [51] 2012
 Iran * 60,000 75 [52] 2012
 Ireland * 14,695 293 [53] 2022
 Isle of Man * (UK) 236 279 [54] 2013
 Israel * 28,633 345 [55] 2015
 Italy * 276,750 456 2012
 Jamaica * 8,600 316 [56] 2012
 Japan * 296,700 235 2017
 Jordan * 25,000 256 [57] 2012
 Kenya * 95,000 204 [58][59] 2017
 Kiribati * 458 404 [4] 2012
 Kosovo * 9,000 460 2018
 Kuwait * 18,000 430 [60] 2012
 Latvia * 7,000 358 [61] 2012
 Lesotho 2,404 125 [62] 2012
 Liechtenstein * [b] 91 242 [63] 2012
 Liberia * 4,100 101 [64] 2012
 Lithuania * 10,957 383 2012
 Luxembourg * 1,812 307 [65] 2017
 Macau * (China) 4,101 629 [66] 2012
 North Macedonia * 11,688 564 [67] 2017
 Malaysia * 102,000 321 [68] 2012
 Mali * 7,000 38 [69] 2012
 Malta * 1,902 443 2012
 Marshall Islands * 130 237 [4] 2012
 Mauritius * 12,475 987 [4] 2013
 Mexico * 544,000 465 2012
 Monaco * 500 1,302 [70] 2012
 Montenegro * 4,210 677 2012
 Montserrat (UK) 76 1,544 [71] 2012
 Micronesia * 500 486 [4] 2012
 Myanmar * 93,000 170 [72] 2012
 Nauru * 80 793 [73] 2012
 Nepal * 60,000 194 [74] 2012
 Netherlands * 50,400 295 [75] 2018
 New Caledonia (France) 268 100 [4] 2012
 New Zealand * 10,020 197 [76] 2021
 Niger * 8,700 42 [77] 2012
 Nigeria * 350,000 187 [78] 2012
 Niue (NZ) 16 1,088 [4] 2012
 Northern Ireland * (UK) 6,813 362 [79] 2015
 Norway * 10,170 189 [80] 2019
 Palau * 75 418 [4] 2012
 Palestine * 85,000 1,748 [81] 2005
 Panama * 12,000 315 [82][83] 2012
 Pakistan * 354,221 182 [84] 2011
 Papua New Guinea * 5,311 65 [4] 2012
 Peru * 104,000 330 2009
 Philippines * 170,000 161 [85] 2017
 Pitcairn Islands (UK) 2 3,509 [86] 2015
 Poland * 100,000 259 [87] 2012
 Portugal * 46,083 446 2012
 Romania * 60,000 304 [88] 2014
 Russia * 756,859 516 [89] 2016
 Saint Barthélemy (France) 11 117 [90] 2012
 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha [c] (UK) 69 924 [91] 2012
 Saint Kitts and Nevis * 450 974 [92] 2012
 Saint Lucia * 947 509 [93] 2012
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines * 691 628 [94] 2012
 San Marino * [d] 160 485 [95][96][97] 2012
 Scotland * (UK) 17,296 318 [98] 2014
 Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 370 967 [99] 2012
 Samoa * 500 257 [100] 2012
 Serbia * 45,000 636 [101] 2012
 Singapore * 9,591 170 [102] 2018
 Slovakia * 21,734 398 [103] 2019
 Slovenia * 7,170 340 [104] 2017
 Solomon Islands * 1,442 225 [4] 2012
 Somalia * 5,532 43 [105] 2012
 South Africa * 193,000 345 [106] 2019
 South Korea * 116,678 226 [107] 2017
 South Sudan * 52,000 429 [108] 2012
 Sri Lanka * 89,000 424 [109] 2012
 Spain * 249,907 534 2012
 Eswatini * 4,164 368 [110] 2012
 Sweden * 20,423 198 [38][111] 2019
 Switzerland * 17,630 211 2012
 Taiwan * 64,816 273 [112] 2019
 Thailand * 230,000 338 [113] 2012
 Turkey * 412,624 524 2012
 Tonga 418 414 [4] 2012
 Togo * 4,000 56 [114] 2012
 Trinidad and Tobago * 6,500 482 [115] 2012
 Tunisia 15,000 131 [116][circular reference]2017
 Tuvalu * 72 677 [4] 2012
 Ukraine * 152,000 356 [117] 2014
 United States * 686,665 239 [118] 2018
 Uruguay * 17,997 517 [119] 2013
 Vanuatu * [e] 575 207 [4] 2012
 Vatican City * 130 15,439 [120] 2012
 Wallis and Futuna (France) 20 170 [4] 2012
 Zimbabwe * 50,000 351 [121] 2007
 Total 12,435,974 156
  1. ^ Excluding zones not under the control of the Republic of Cyprus.
  2. ^ Does not include the Security Corps, an auxiliary force.
  3. ^ Does not include Tristan da Cunha.
  4. ^ Includes the Civil Police (traffic), the Gendarmerie (criminal), and the Fortress Guard (customs).
  5. ^ Includes both the Vanuatu Police Force, and the paramilitary wing, the Vanuatu Mobile Force.

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