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Russell Webster

Russell Webster

Criminal Justice & substance misuse expert and author of this blog.

The most heavily policed countries in the world

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The invaluable Statista website came up trumps again recently with this infographic based on official data from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.

Russia is the most heavily policed country in the world

The invaluable Statista website came up trumps again recently with this infographic based on official data from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.

It’s interesting to see how many European countries (5) feature in the top 10.
Infographic: The most heavily policed countries in the world | Statista

Using, the police workforce figures from March 2014 and ONS population projection figures, I calculate that the ratio for England and Wales is 367 police personnel for every 100,000 people.

It seems certain that this ratio will shrink appreciably over the next five years as public spending cuts continue.

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