“Data on Police Organizations”

News: Union Home Minister has realized “Data on Police Organizations as on 1.1.2019” published by the Bureau of Police Research and Development.

Facts:

Key takeaways:

  • Total Actual Police Force (Civil + DAR+ Spl. Armed): 20, 67,270
  • Vacancy: 5,28,165
  • The percentage increase of Women Police over the Addiprevious year: 9.52%
  • Actual Population per Police person (PPP): 632.02
  • Actual Police Population Ratio (Per Lakh) (PPR): 158.22
  • Number of Actual Police Stations: 16,587

Additional Information:

Bureau of Police Research and Development

  •  It was established in 1970 and is headquartered in New Delhi.
  •  It functions under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • Aim: modernization of police forces

[Answered] Discuss the need and significance of police reforms in the recent context of rise in crime.

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