Table 6
Police officers by sex, provinces and territories, 2011

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Police officers by sex, provinces and territories, 2011


Table summary
This table displays the results of police officers by sex. The information is grouped by province or territory (appearing as row headers), male, female and total, calculated using number and percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).

Province or territory Male Female Total
  number percent number percent number
Newfoundland and Labrador 761 81.4 174 18.6 935
Prince Edward Island 206 84.4 38 15.6 244
Nova Scotia 1,610 84.1 304 15.9 1,914
New Brunswick 1,167 84.7 210 15.3 1,377
Quebec 12,052 76.3 3,750 23.7 15,802
Ontario 21,539 81.6 4,848 18.4 26,387
Manitoba 2,210 85.2 383 14.8 2,593
Saskatchewan 1,898 82.3 408 17.7 2,306
Alberta 5,537 82.7 1,159 17.3 6,696
British Columbia 7,068 78.8 1,898 21.2 8,966
Yukon 107 87.7 15 12.3 122
Northwest Territories 171 86.8 26 13.2 197
Nunavut 112 86.2 18 13.8 130
Provincial and territorial
total
54,438 80.4 13,231 19.6 67,669
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Headquarters and Training Academy
1,395 78.9 374 21.1 1,769
Canada 55,833 80.4 13,605 19.6 69,438
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.