NBS: Nigeria Had Only 250,227 Policemen In 2022


The number of policemen in the country declined from 250,461 in 2021  to 250,227 in 2022, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said.

It added that the number of inmates in the nation’s correctional centres in 2021  rose from 70, 180 to 73,617 the following year. There were also 1,131  condemned inmates in the centres in 2022 against 1,145 in 2021.

The figures are in the bureau’s 2023 Social Statistics Report released yesterday.

“The total number of police officers in 2020 was 213,709, the number increased to 250,461 in 2021 and decreased to 250,227 in 2022,” the NBS said.

According to the  report,  cases of missing persons recorded by the Nigeria Police Force was 279 in 2020, with 79  traced. The   number of missing persons rose to  427 in 2021, with 195  traced

But in   2022, missing persons reportedly fell to 206, with 136 persons traced.

“The inmates condemned to death were 814 in 2020, this increased to 1,145 in 2021 and decreased to 1,133 in 2022, “ the NBS report added.

The bureau stated that internal security plays a vital role in maintaining the peace and order of a sovereign state or nation, while crime constitutes actions subject to legal consequences by the state or statutory authorities.

challenges, encompassing terrorism, rape, robbery, kidnapping, banditry, corruption, etc.

On health, the report noted that the number of doctors registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria(MDCN) was 29,070 in 2020. It increased to 38,959 and 55,019 in 2021 and 2022 respectively.

NBS also revealed that the total number of dentists registered with the MDCN was 1,651 in 2020. The number rose to 2,165  in  2021 and 3,112 in 2022.

According to the report, the number of pregnant women with confirmed uncomplicated malaria was 205,308 in 2020, it increased to 1,018,026 in 2021 and 1,252,176 in 2022.

NBS added that the total number of deaths caused by severe malaria in Nigeria was 273 in 2020. This increased to 518 in 2021 and   8,983 in 2022.

The report also showed that registered food products were 2,635 in 2020,   3,330 in 2021, and 2,731 in 2022.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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