Share of police officer strength in India by state 2012-2016

The average strength of police officers between 2012 and 2016 in India was the highest in the north-eastern state of Nagaland at around 94 percent of the sanctioned capacity. On the other hand, Uttar Pradesh had the lowest capacity at just over 52 percent. Overall, the police force in India worked at just about 77 percent of its required capacity during the measured time.

Strength of police officer strength across India as a share of the sanctioned capacity from 2012 to 2016, by state

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Release date

August 2019



Survey time period

2012 to 2016

Supplementary notes

Note: Data represents a consolidated average of government figures from the years 2012 to 2016.

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