Female Police Officers (As % of Total) rose to 16.5% in Iceland in 2015

Female Police Officers (As % of Total) (%)
Law & Crime | Iceland | December 30, 2018
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Female police officers as a share of all police officers reached 16.5 % in 2015 in Iceland, according to the United Nations. This is 13.7 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, female police officers as a share of all police officers in Iceland reached an all time high of 16.5 % in 2015 and an all time low of 11.5 % in 2011. When compared to Iceland's main peers, female police officers as a share of all police officers in Denmark amounted to 14.4 %, 31.4 % in Sweden and 28.6 % in United Kingdom in 2015.

Iceland has been ranked 24th within the group of 48 countries we follow in terms of female police officers as a share of all police officers.

Female Police Officers (As % of Total) Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Belgium % ... ... ... ... ... 19.2% 20.1%
Denmark % 12.0% 12.5% 12.8% 13.1% 13.5%
Finland % 13.9% 14.2% 14.9% 15.1% 15.5%
France % ... ... ... ... ... ... 51.4%
Germany % 16.7% 17.3% 17.9% 18.5% 19.2% ... ...
Iceland % ... ... ... 11.6% 11.5% 11.8% 12.6%
Ireland % ... ... ... ... ... 25.1% ... ... ...
Netherlands % 28.3% 28.9% 29.0% 29.4% 29.7%
Norway % 20.2% 21.6% 22.5% 23.9% 25.0% ...
Russia % 19.2% 19.8% 19.9% 19.8% 19.9%
Sweden % ... ... 26.0% 27.3% 21.6% 29.2% 30.0%
United Kingdom % 25.6% 26.2% 26.8% 27.3% 27.9%