Female Police Officers (As % of Total) rose to 20.8% in Canada in 2015

Female Police Officers (As % of Total) (%)
Law & Crime | Canada | December 30, 2018
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Female police officers as a share of all police officers reached 20.8 % in 2015 in Canada, according to the United Nations. This is 1.29 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, female police officers as a share of all police officers in Canada reached an all time high of 20.8 % in 2015 and an all time low of 16.5 % in 2004. When compared to Canada's main peers, female police officers as a share of all police officers in Australia amounted to 32.4 %, 24.9 % in Mexico, 28.6 % in United Kingdom and 11.6 % in USA in 2015.

Canada has been ranked 17th within the group of 48 countries we follow in terms of female police officers as a share of all police officers, 12 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Female Police Officers (As % of Total) Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Australia % ... ... ... 32.4% 32.6% 32.5% 32.2%
Belgium % ... ... ... ... ... 19.2% 20.1%
Belize % ... ... ... ... ... ... 17.7% ...
Canada % 19.1% 19.2% 19.6% 19.9% 20.2%
China % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
France % ... ... ... ... ... ... 51.4%
Germany % 16.7% 17.3% 17.9% 18.5% 19.2% ... ...
Guatemala % 12.0% 11.4% 11.5% 12.1% 12.8% ...
Honduras % ... ... ... ... 10.8% 12.2% 9.24% ...
Indonesia % ... ... ... 3.50% ... ... ... ... ...
Ireland % ... ... ... ... ... 25.1% ... ... ...
Japan % ... 5.60% 5.85% 6.54% 6.90% 7.27% ...
Malaysia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Mexico % ... ... 28.1% 27.8% 23.9% 21.9% 23.5%
New Zealand % 18.1% 17.9% 18.2% 17.7% 18.2% ... ...
Papua New Guinea % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
USA % 11.7% 11.8% 11.8% 11.9% 11.6%
United Kingdom % 25.6% 26.2% 26.8% 27.3% 27.9%