(The Gist of PIB) Data on Police Organizations

    (The Gist of PIB) Data on Police Organizations

Data on Police Organizations

  • Union Minister for Home Affairs released Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) flagship publication Data on Police Organizations (DoPO 2018). 

Crucial highlights 

  • The Data on Police Organisation (DoPO) in India is a compilation of information on police infrastructure, manpower and other resources from all States, UTs, CAPFs and CPOs. Major highlights of the DoPO 2018 are as under:
  • For the one year, since the 2017 edition of the DoPO, there has been an increase of 19,686 Police personnel in the sanctioned strength of the State Police and 16,051 in the strength of CAPFs.
  • There has been 20.95% increase in the strength of Woman Police. It brings the total percentage of women in the Indian Police to 8.73%.
  • The overall Police Population Ratio (PPR) at the state level stood at 95 policemen per lakh population, which shows marginal increase.
  • Police Stations have increased from 15579 to 16422. This includes Cyber Police Stations whose number has risen from 84 to 120.
  • Electronic surveillance has improved, as there has been an addition of 2,10,278 CCTV Cameras. Now this number, as per the latest count, is 2,75,468.


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