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7th January, 2019

Hungary is low on police

Hungary has the fewest police officers in relation to its population, according to Eurostat.

The EU statistics office says Hungary has 90 police officers per 100,000 inhabitants, less than one-third of the EU average of 318.

The record holder is Cyprus with 573 police officers per 100,000 inhabitants.

At the other end of the list, Hungary is followed by Finland with 137 police officers per 100,000 inhabitants.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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