Police Resources in Canada, 2013 - ARCHIVED

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This article examines trends in police personnel (including selected demographic characteristics) and expenditures on policing (a component of justice system spending) for Canada, the provinces and territories, and census metropolitan areas. Information on officers per population is presented for each of the national, provincial, and census metropolitan area levels. Additionally, other statistics, including hirings and departures, eligibility to retire, and expenditures are presented for the provincial and national levels. Finally, selected personnel data are presented at the national level, including rank, gender, age group, and years of service of police officers.

The information contained in this report provides an overview of the Canadian policing community and how it continues to change over time. Findings are primarily based on data from the Police Administration Survey. To provide a more complete picture of the state of policing in Canada, the following contextual information are included: policing responsibilities and strategies within the economics of policing discussions; international data on police personnel and gender from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and wage information from Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey (LFS).

Issue Number: 2014001
Author(s): Hutchins, Hope

Main Product: Juristat

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