Chart 2
Rate of police officers and civilian personnel per 100,000 population, Canada, 1962 to 2018

police and civilians per 100,000 population 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 220 1962 1967 1972 1977 1982 1987 1992 1997 2002 2007 2012 2017 Police officersPolice officers Civilian personnelCivilian personnel
Note(s):
Police officers represent the full-time equivalent permanent, fully-sworn police officers of all ranks. Civilian personnel include permanent civilian personnel, permanent special constables and recruits employed by a police service. Populations are based on July 1, 2018 estimates from Statistics Canada, Demography Division. Additional data are available in tables 35-10-0076 and 35-10-0078.
Source(s):
Police Administration Survey (3301).

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Rate of police officers and civilian personnel per 100,000 population, Canada, 1962 to 2018, police and civilians per 100,000 population
  Police officers Civilian personnel
1962 141 31
1963 144 31
1964 149 35
1965 154 36
1966 160 38
1967 166 39
1968 169 40
1969 173 43
1970 178 47
1971 183 48
1972 186 53
1973 192 55
1974 199 53
1975 206 60
1976 206 61
1977 206 64
1978 203 66
1979 202 62
1980 203 67
1981 204 69
1982 201 71
1983 197 68
1984 195 68
1985 195 69
1986 197 70
1987 199 74
1988 199 72
1989 199 72
1990 202 70
1991 203 69
1992 201 71
1993 198 70
1994 193 67
1995 188 66
1996 183 66
1997 183 66
1998 182 64
1999 182 66
2000 182 65
2001 184 64
2002 186 66
2003 188 68
2004 187 70
2005 189 73
2006 192 73
2007 195 77
2008 196 77
2009 200 80
2010 203 80
2011 202 82
2012 200 81
2013 197 79
2014 194 80
2015 193 79
2016 191 79
2017 189 80
2018 185 84
Note(s):
Police officers represent the full-time equivalent permanent, fully-sworn police officers of all ranks. Civilian personnel include permanent civilian personnel, permanent special constables and recruits employed by a police service. Populations are based on July 1, 2018 estimates from Statistics Canada, Demography Division. Additional data are available in tables 35-10-0076 and 35-10-0078.
Source(s):
Police Administration Survey (3301).
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