Which Country Has the Most Judges?

Number of Judges (persons), 2016 or latest
Law & Crime | December 30, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 79 countries in 2016, China ranked the highest in number of judges with 201,715 persons followed by Russia and USA. On the other end of the scale was Monaco with 22.0 persons, Bangladesh with 24.0 persons and Angola with 26.0 persons.

Data for more countries are available at Number of Judges indicator page.

Number of Judges Unit 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Algeria persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,019 4,275 4,549 4,983 5,384 ...
China persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 192,732 ... 196,179 198,863 201,715 ... ...
Colombia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,569 4,625 4,805 4,820 4,822 ...
France persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5,932 5,863 5,858 5,807 5,669 ...
Germany persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 20,411 ... 20,382 ... 20,301 ... ...
Greece persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3,672 3,647 3,806 3,905 3,989
Italy persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 9,226 8,695 11,260 11,257 11,144 ...
Mexico persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,827 4,856 5,163 5,143 5,457 ...
Poland persons ... ... ... ... 9,927 9,922 9,938 9,926 9,967
Russia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 28,515 28,183 29,361 30,068 33,603 ...
Spain persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,689 4,890 5,036 5,219 5,352 ...
Thailand persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,305 4,288 4,282 4,344 4,320 ...
Turkey persons ... ... ... ... 6,236 6,189 6,371 7,455 6,841
USA persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 32,518 30,937 28,971 27,131 24,876 ...
United Kingdom persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5,635 5,570 5,896 5,640