Haiti: ONE Police for every 700 People!

There are 11 million people living in Haiti and only 16,000 Police officers. That's one Haitian police officer for every 700 people.

Haiti - Police Sou Bicyclette - Nouvo image Police Nationale la
Haiti - Police Sou Bicyclette - Nouvo image Police Nationale la

Compare that to our neighbor, the Dominican Republic. They have 11 million people and 55,000 police officers. That's one policeman for every 200 people.

Paris France has roughly the same number of people with 75,000 police officers. That's one policeman for every 150 citizens.

These are the figures presented by Haitian Prime Minister Jean Henry Ceant during a recent interview.

Question: Can Haiti really achieve a level of security with one police for every 700 people and no army (we have a new army but we don't have an army!)

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Madeleine says...

What's the update on Haiti and the

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Haiti Nouvelles says...

Haïti compte 11 millions d'habitants et seulement 16 000 policiers.

C'est un policier haïtien pour 700 personnes.

Comparez cela à notre voisin, la République dominicaine.

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