Rate of police officers in Canada, by municipality 2018

This statistic shows the number of police officers per 100,000 population in Canada in 2018, distinguished by municipality. In 2018, there were 233 police officers per 100,000 population in Montréal.

Number of police officers per 100,000 population in Canada in 2018, by municipality

Police officers per 100,000 population
Montréal, Que.223
Victoria, B.C.215
Halifax, N.S.210
Vancouver, B.C.198
Thunder Bay, Ont.190
Edmonton, Alta.187
Windsor, Ont.185
Winnipeg, Man.184
Saskatoon, Sask.173
Regina, Sask.171
Red Deer, Alta. (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)171
Brantford, Ont.170
Toronto, Ont.167
Barrie, Ont.157
St. John's, N.L.157
Chatham-Kent, Ont.155
Greater Sudbury, Ont.155
Calgary, Alta.153
Kingston, Ont.153
Niagara Region (St. Catharines), Ont.150
London, Ont.146
Delta, B.C.146
Longueuil, Que.145
Peel Region (Mississauga/Brampton), Ont.143
Guelph, Ont.140
Gatineau, Que.140
Kelowna, B.C.139
Surrey, B.C.138
Abbotsford, B.C.135
Waterloo Region (Kitchener), Ont.132
York Region (Markham/Vaughan), Ont.131
Saanich, B.C.131
Langley Township, B.C.130
Durham Region (Oshawa/Whitby/Ajax), Ont.128
Saguenay, Que.126
Québec, Que.126
Ottawa, Ont.122
Sherbrooke, Que.121
Terrebonne, Que.121
Halton Region (Oakville/Burlington), Ont.118
Burnaby, B.C.117
Codiac Region (Moncton), N.B.116
Trois-Rivières, Que.115
Coquitlam, B.C.110
Richmond, B.C.109
Lévis, Que.106
Roussillon Region, Que.104
Richelieu Saint-Laurent, Que.100
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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

The data includes both police officers in stand-alone police services as well as those municipalities policed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The data represents the actual number of permanent, fully-sworn police officers of all ranks (or their full-time equivalents) as of May 15, 2018. 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

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