Infographic: How Do The States Rank For Women in the Police

Tue, Mar 15, 2016

Statistics on police numbers in general and of women police in particular have been gathered and published by the Bureau of Police Research and Development since 2005. As on 1/1/2014, the total strength of police in India stands at 1,722,786.  For a population of 1.22 billion, this leaves a ratio of approximately one police officer for every 708 people. Coming to women, there are 105,325 female police officers in India, making up a national average of 6.11%.  For more, read CHRI's recent report, Rough Roads to Equality:  Women Police in South Asia.