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Number of Judges in Germany

Source: UNODC, National Statistical Office
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2017

Number of judges reached 20,301 persons in 2014 in Germany, according to the United Nations. This is 0.397 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, number of judges in Germany reached an all time high of 22,134 persons in 1995 and an all time low of 14,815 persons in 2005. When compared to Germany's main peers, number of judges in Austria amounted to 2,461 persons, 2,486 persons in Belgium, 5,669 persons in France and 9,967 persons in Poland in 2014.

Germany has been ranked 4th within the group of 73 countries we follow in terms of number of judges, 1 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

A judge is a person who presides over court proceedings, either alone or as part of a panel of judges.


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