List of countries and dependencies by number of police officers

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. Only nine countries disclosed values lower than 100 officers per 100,000 inhabitants. The highest median of police officers – around 400 – was observed in West AsiaEastern and Southern Europe. The median of police officers per population remained stable between 2002 and 2006, after an increase between 1995 and 2002.

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

Country or dependency Number of officers Rate
(per 100k people) Year

 Algeria *160,000396 2009

 Albania *9,900326 2013

 American Samoa * (US) 200350 2012

 Andorra *237304 2012

 Antigua and Barbuda *600695  2012

 Argentina *350,000798  2015

 Armenia *13,500456 2018

 Australia *53,857219  2017

 Austria *29,900335  2020

 Bahamas3,000794  2012

 Bangladesh *256,344155 2018

 Barbados *1,394489  2013

 Belarus *30,970331  2010

 Belgium *37,840334 2017

 Belize *1,300346 2012

 Bermuda * (UK) 469757 2012

 Botswana *8,500381  2012

 Brazil *436,515211 2014

 Brunei *4,4001,068 2012

 Bulgaria *24,283339 2015

 Cambodia *64,000410  2012

 Canada *67,425184  2017

 Cayman Islands * (UK) 343568  2012

 Chile *30,300167  2012

 China *2,000,000143 2018

 Colombia *150,000307  2012

 Comoros50062  2012

 Cook Islands * (NZ)100552  2012

 Costa Rica *14,500297 2012

 Croatia *20,000477 2012

 Cyprus *  3,0003382020

 Czech Republic *40,152378  2018

 Denmark *11,225196   2020

 Dominica506710 2013

 Dominican Republic *32,000318 2012

 Ecuador *40,000241  2012

 El Salvador *21,900336 2012

 England and Wales * (UK)124,784211  2019

 Estonia *4,424336  2012

 Finland *7,300132 2020

 Fiji *1,970227 2012

 France *282,612422] 2020

 French Polynesia (France) 22081 2012

 Gambia *5,000266  2012

 Ghana *23,00083  2012

 Greece *55,000507 2018

 Grenada *900871 2012

 Germany *279,200336  2019

 Guinea10,00077[ 2012

 Haiti *12,000108 2012

 Hong Kong *35,804477  2020

 Hungary *36,1043672015

 Iceland *653196[ 2016

 India *2,091,488152 2020

 Indonesia *579,000222 2012

 Iran *60,00075 2012

 Ireland *13,000265 2012

 Isle of Man * (UK)236279 2013

 Israel *28,633345  2015

 Italy *276,7504562012

 Jamaica *8,600316  2012

 Japan *296,7002352017

 Jordan *25,000256 2012

 Kenya *95,000204 2017

 Kiribati *458404 2012

 Kosovo *9,000460 2018

 Kuwait *18,000430  2012

 Latvia *7,000358 2012

 Lesotho2,404125  2012

 Liechtenstein * 91242  2012

 Liberia *4,100101  2012

 Lithuania *10,957383 2012

 Luxembourg *1,812307  2017

 Macau * (China) 4,101629 2012

 North Macedonia *11,688564 2017

 Malaysia *102,000321 2012

 Mali *7,00038  2012

 Malta *1,9024432012

 Marshall Islands *130237 ] 2012

 Mauritius *12,475987  2013

 Mexico *544,0004652012

 Monaco *5001,302  2012

 Montenegro *4,2106772012

 Montserrat (UK)761,544  2012

 Micronesia *500486  2012

 Myanmar *93,000170  2012

 Nauru *80793  2012

 Nepal *60,000194  2012

 Netherlands *50,400295  2018

 New Caledonia (France)268100 2012

 New Zealand *11,000233[ 2012

 Niger *8,70042 2012

 Nigeria *350,000187  2012

 Niue (NZ)161,088 2012

 Northern Ireland * (UK) 6,813362 2015

 Norway *10,170189 2019

 Palau *75418 2012

 Palestine *85,0001,748  2005

 Panama *12,000315  2012

 Pakistan *354,221182 2011

 Papua New Guinea *5,31165 2012

 Peru *104,0003302009

 Philippines *170,000161  2017

 Pitcairn Islands (UK)23,509  2015

 Poland *100,000259 2012

 Portugal *46,0834462012

 Romania *60,000304  2014

 Russia *756,859516 2016

 Saint Barthélemy (France)11117  2012

 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha [c] (UK) 69924 2012

 Saint Kitts and Nevis *450974  2012

 Saint Lucia *947509[   2012

 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines *691628[ 2012

 San Marino * [d]160485   2012

 Scotland * (UK) 17,296318  2014

 Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 370967  2012

 Samoa *500257  2012

 Serbia *45,000636  2012

 Singapore *9,591170  2018

 Slovakia *21,734398  2019

 Slovenia *7,170340 2017

 Solomon Islands *1,442225  2012

 Somalia *5,53243 2012

 South Africa *193,000345  2019

 South Korea *116,678226  2017

 South Sudan *52,000429  2012

 Sri Lanka *89,000424  2012

 Spain *249,9075342012

 Eswatini *4,164368  2012

 Sweden *20,423198[38 2019

 Switzerland *17,6302112012

 Taiwan *64,816273 2019

 Thailand *230,000338 2012

 Turkey *412,6245242012

 Tonga418414 2012

 Togo *4,00056  2012

 Trinidad and Tobago *6,500482 2012

 Tunisia15,000131 circular reference 2017

 Tuvalu *72677  2012

 Ukraine *152,000356  2014

 United States *686,665239  2018

 Uruguay *17,997517  2013

 Vanuatu * 575207  2012

 Vatican City *13015,439  2012

 Wallis and Futuna (France)20170  2012

 Zimbabwe *50,000351  2007

 Total12,435,974157—

  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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