The number of police officers in Canada has fallen to a 10-year low, with 68,562 officers nationwide in 2018—463 fewer than a year earlier.
According to a report entitled Police Resources in 2018, there were 185 police officers per 100,000 population in 2018, the lowest since 2001. This was the rate's seventh consecutive annual decline.
The report did indicate that there is a growing number of female officers in Canada, with a 1% increase of women in the ranks.
"Overall, there were 14,943 female officers in Canada in 2018, accounting for 22% of all police officers," the report said.