Police Officers Per 100,000 Population

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The rate of police officers per 100,000 populations is often used as an indicator of the perceptions of safety in a community. Their numbers and visibility in a community affects the public’s perception of overall safety and the capacity of police officers to engage in prevention and service and to respond to police calls from the public.

Canada had the most police per capita; 195 per 100,000 population in 2007, since 1993. In May, 2007, the nation’s police forces employed 64,134 officers, a 2.7% increase from the previous year. Ontario and British Columbia accounted for nearly two-thirds of the total gain.

 
The Niagara rate of police officers per 100,000 populations in 2007 was 5% lower than its peak, time, but 2% higher than in 2006. Niagara is below the Ontario and Canadian ratio of police to population in all 3 years of 2005, 2006 and 2007.  Source: http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/071116/d071116a.htm

 

Table 20 Number of police officers per 100,000 2005, 2006, 2007.

Niagara

Ontario

Canada

Year

Number of police officers

Rate per 100000 population

Year

Number of police officers

Rate per 100000 population

Year

Number of police officers

Rate per 100000 population

2007

697

160

2007

24,450

192

2007

64,134 

195

2006

689

159

2006

23,759

188

2006

62,458 

192

    2005

705

163

2005

23,420

187

2005

61,050 

189

 

Figure 12 Policing in Niagara, Ontario and Canada, 2007

Source: Niagara Report: Police Resources in Canada 2007: Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Statistics Canada Catalogue No. 85-225-XIE  

 

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