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Police officers and selected crime statistics — Police officers by level of policing, by province and territory, 2011

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Police officers by level of policing, by province and territory, 2011


Table summary
This table displays the results of police officers by level of policing. The information is grouped by province or territory (appearing as row headers), 2011  population, police services, royal canadian mounted police, total police officers, police officers per  100,000 population and municipal, calculated using municipal, provincial, federal, other, number, rate, percent change  2010 to  2011 and percent change  2001 to  2011 units of measure (appearing as column headers).

Province or territory 2011  populationNote 1 Police servicesNote 2 Royal Canadian Mounted Police Total
police officers
Police officers per  100,000 population
Municipal Provincial Municipal Provincial Federal OtherNote 3
  number rate percent change  2010 to  2011 percent change  2001 to  2011
Newfoundland and LabradorNote 4 510,578 Note ...: not applicable 398 Note ...: not applicable 414 91 32 935 183 -0.3 24.6
Prince Edward Island 145,855 92 Note ...: not applicable 9 105 27 11 244 167 0.8 12.6
Nova Scotia 945,437 875 Note ...: not applicable 62 738 193 46 1,914 202 0.0 19.4
New Brunswick 755,455 458 Note ...: not applicable 215 513 155 36 1,377 182 -1.8 3.8
Quebec 7,979,663 9,221 5,560 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 972 49 15,802 198 0.4 5.2
OntarioNote 5 13,372,996 20,655 4,253 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 1,371 108 26,387 197 -0.8 5.9
Manitoba 1,250,574 1,552 Note ...: not applicable 194 615 198 34 2,593 207 0.4 8.2
SaskatchewanNote 6 1,057,884 1,028 Note ...: not applicable 189 786 258 45 2,306 218 -1.1 11.1
Alberta 3,779,353 3,879 Note ...: not applicable 1,050 1,342 358 67 6,696 177 -0.2 13.9
British ColumbiaNote 7 4,573,321 2,850 Note ...: not applicable 3,301 1,804 846 165 8,966 196 -1.8 15.9
YukonNote 8 34,666 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 98 16 8 122 352 0.5 -12.3
Northwest TerritoriesNote 8 43,675 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 175 13 9 197 451 -2.1 21.2
NunavutNote 8 33,322 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 112 11 7 130 390 -3.0 20.6
Provincial and territorial
total
34,482,779 40,610 10,211 5,020 6,702 4,509 617 67,669 196 -0.5 8.4
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Headquarters and Training Academy
Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 1,769 1,769 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable
Canada 34,482,779 40,610 10,211 5,020 6,702 4,509 2,386 69,438 201 -0.8 9.4
1.
Populations are based on preliminary postcensal estimates for 2011, Statistics Canada, Demography Division.
2.
Excludes the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
3.
Includes National Police Services and Departmental and Divisional Administration.
4.
Newfoundland and Labrador does not have any municipal police services. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (a provincial police service) provides policing to most of the larger municipalities.
5.
Excludes personnel from Royal Canadian Mounted Police Headquarters. The Ontario Provincial Police deploy 1,845 officers to provide municipal policing services under contract and these are included as municipal, not provincial policing.
6.
Excludes personnel from Royal Canadian Mounted Police Training Academy.
7.
The South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority and the British Columbia Lower Mainland Integrated Teams are included as of 2009, resulting in a higher rate of police officer strength than in past years.
8.
Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut do not have any municipal police forces. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is responsible for providing policing to the territories.
Note(s):
Represents the actual number of permanent, fully-sworn police officers of all ranks (or their full-time equivalents) as of May 15, 2011. This number also includes officers who are deployed to contract positions and who are not available for general policing duties in their community. Police officers on long-term leave who are not being paid by the police service's annual budget are excluded.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Police Administration Survey.