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Police in Canada - Statistics & Facts

Law enforcement in Canada is structured under three tiers: federal, provincial, and municipal. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (federal police) enforce federal laws nationwide as well as being the sole police force in the territories of Nunavut, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. In addition, all provinces aside from Ontario and Quebec contract out their provincial law enforcement to the RCMP. Likewise, smaller municipalities may contract out their policing to the provincial governments and the RCMP.

In the fiscal year of 2019, operating expenditures for police services in Canada totaled to 423 Canadian dollars per capita. With more than 5.8 billion Canadian dollars, Ontario was the province with the highest spending on policing in Canada as of 2019. Along with the increasing per capita expenditures on policing, the number of police officers in Canada has also increased, while the crime rate has notably decreased over the last years.

In addition, another trend in the police force is the rising number of women among all ranks. In 2019, female officers made up nearly 22 percent of all police in Canada, and over 15 percent of senior officer positions were held by women that year.

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Police in Canada - Statistics & Facts

Law enforcement in Canada is structured under three tiers: federal, provincial, and municipal. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (federal police) enforce federal laws nationwide as well as being the sole police force in the territories of Nunavut, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. In addition, all provinces aside from Ontario and Quebec contract out their provincial law enforcement to the RCMP. Likewise, smaller municipalities may contract out their policing to the provincial governments and the RCMP.

In the fiscal year of 2019, operating expenditures for police services in Canada totaled to 423 Canadian dollars per capita. With more than 5.8 billion Canadian dollars, Ontario was the province with the highest spending on policing in Canada as of 2019. Along with the increasing per capita expenditures on policing, the number of police officers in Canada has also increased, while the crime rate has notably decreased over the last years.

In addition, another trend in the police force is the rising number of women among all ranks. In 2019, female officers made up nearly 22 percent of all police in Canada, and over 15 percent of senior officer positions were held by women that year.

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