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Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
22-July-2014 15:36 IST
Strength of Police Personnel

As per data compiled by the Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D) as on 1.1.2013, the sanctioned and actual strength of police personnel at all-India level per one lakh population (police-population ratio) in India is 181.47 and 136.42 respectively.

No information as to the police and population ratio of other countries is being compiled by BPR&D. However, as per report prepared by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on ‘International Statistics on Crime and Justice’ available on the website of the UNODC, released in 2010, several countries such as Canada (191.4), Italy (549.9), Japan (199.8), New Zealand (187.0), Spain (313.0), USA (223.6), have higher police-population ratio than India during the year 2006.

Shri Kiren Rijiju MoS (Home) gave this information in Lok Sabha today in a written reply to a question by Dr. Shashi Tharoor.