Jun 9, 2012

Police Per Capita

The table below is from Wikapedia. It shows the police officers per capita.  The United States is fairly low at 233 per 100,000 people. The world media is about 300 officers per 100,000 population.

CountrySizeYearPolice per
100,000 people
Argentina Argentina205,9022000558[3]
Australia Australia47,402[4]2007238
Austria Austria26,623[4]2008320
Belgium Belgium38,068[4]2008356
Brazil Brazil478,001[5]2001282[5]
Brunei Brunei4,101[6]20061,074[6]
Bulgaria Bulgaria33,800[4]2008442
Canada Canada65,283[4]2008195
Chile Chile30,0302000195[3]
China China1,600,000[7]2007120
Croatia Croatia19,823[4]2008446
Cyprus Cyprus15,280[4]2008668
Czech Republic Czech Republic42,117[4]2008405
Denmark Denmark10,743[4]2008196
Estonia Estonia3,218[4]2008239
Finland Finland7,800[8]2011146
France France2228,402[4]2008369
Republic of Macedonia Macedonia9,905[4]2008484
Greece Greece50,7982008452
Germany Germany247,619[4]2008301
Haiti Haiti5,922200563[9]
Hong Kong Hong Kong27,1172007393[10]
Hungary Hungary33,698[4]2008335
Iceland Iceland646[4]2008204
India India1,501,8902009130[11]
Indonesia Indonesia470,000[12]2006197
Iran Iran40,000[13]200655
Republic of Ireland Ireland14,411[4]2006342
Israel Israel22,4402004330[14]
Italy Italy324,339[4]2006552
Japan Japan251,939[4]2006197
Latvia Latvia8,410[4]2008370
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein83[4]2008234
Lithuania Lithuania11,018[4]2008327
Luxembourg Luxembourg1,555[4]2008321
Malaysia Malaysia82,1282000354[14]
Malta Malta1,884[4]2008459
Mexico Mexico393,0842009366[15]
Netherlands Netherlands65,133[16][17]2010392
Nigeria Nigeria360,000[citation needed]2007-
Norway Norway7,505[4]2008158
Pakistan Pakistan354,221[18]2011207
Poland Poland100,648[4]2008264
Portugal Portugal51,584[4]2008485
Romania Romania50,339[4]2008233
Russia Russia1,106,472[19]2012773 (all MVD personnel, not only police)
Singapore Singapore10,7552007239[10]
Slovakia Slovakia14,059[4]2008260
Slovenia Slovenia7,779[4]2008386
South Africa South Africa150,982[20]2010306
South Korea South Korea93,6002004195[14]
Spain Spain224,086[4]2008494
Sweden Sweden18,321[4]2008199
Switzerland Switzerland16,326[4]2008214
Thailand Thailand213,507[21]2006337[21]
Turkey Turkey341,770[4]2008484
United Kingdom United Kingdom181,580[4]2008333
United States United States708,569[4]2008233
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe50,000[22]2007401