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Women representation in Police Organisations up by 16.5%: BPR&D

New Delhi: Releasing a detailed data on Police Organizations as on January 1, 2020 on Tuesday, the Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D) said that women representation in Police organisations has risen by 16.5 percent in comparison to the previous year.

The report said that out of total strength of 20,91,488 in the police force of the country, the strength of women is 2,15,504; which accounts for 10.05 percent of the total strength.

The number of women official in Central Armed police force, popularly known as para- military is 29,249 that is 2.98 percent of the total number of 9,82,391 personnel, it added.

The actual strength of CAPFs is 9, 82,391 as against to sanctioned 11,09,511.

The BPR&D said that the total strength of the Police Forces comes to 20,91,488 as against the sanctioned 26,23,225 personnel, creating a vacancy of 5,31,737 as January 1 this year.

This total figure of 26,23,225 police personnel included the Civil, District Armed Police, Special armed police and Indian Reserve Battalions.

According to the Bureau of Police Research & Development, total number of police district is 800 with 16,955 sanctioned Police stations in the country along with the 63 Police Commissionerates.

Rs 1,566.85 crore have been spent on the police training during the year of 2019-20, while 1,19,069 persons have been recruited for policing jobs in the country.

The Sanctioned Police population ratio (PPR) or Police personnel per lakh of population is 195.39 while Police Area Ratio (PAR) per 100 square kilometre is 79.80 , while 2,02,925 vehicles are available with the States and UTs Police.

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