A Brief History
On July 13, 1814, the national police force of Italy, the Arma dei Carabinieri, was founded, an organization still in existence. Today, we discuss some facts about police across the world.
Countries with the most police:
1. China (1.6 million)
2. India (1.59 million)
3. United States (913 K)
4. Russia (757 K)
Countries with most police per population (excluding tiny nations):
Countries with the most police killings per 10 million people (industrialized wealthy nations only):
1. USA (33.5)
2. Canada (9.8)
3. Australia (8.5)
4. Netherlands (2.3)
5. Germany (1.3)
Countries most satisfied with their police:
Largest city police department in the world: Tokyo, Japan (over 46,000 officers)
Largest police department in the USA: New York City (36,000 officer, 19,000 civilians)
Question for students (and subscribers): How pleased are you with your local police department? Please let us know in the comments section below this article.
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For more information, please see…
Bryan, Robert. Dark Knights: The Dark Humor of Police Officers. Kindle, 2017.
Ernsley, Clive. A Short History of Police and Policing. OUP Oxford, 2021.
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