Police officers decreased to 250,2276 in 2022-NBS

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The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the number of police officers in the country declined to 250,2276 in 2022.

This was contained in the internal security chapter of its “2023 Social Statistics Report”, which was released on Tuesday.

According to the report: “The total number of police officers in 2020 was 213,709, the number increased to 250,461 in 2021 and decreased to 250,2276 in 2022.”

On cases of missing persons in Nigeria, the report said the total number of cases of missing persons reported by the Nigeria Police Force was 279 in 2020, with 79 persons traced, and 121 persons untraced. 

It added that however, this number increased to 427 missing persons in 2021 with 195 persons traced, and 233 persons untraced. 

NBS said in 2022, missing persons reported fell to 206, with 136 persons traced, and 33 persons untraced.

The report explained 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.

It stated that Nigeria has been grappling with a series of crimes and security

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

On Nigerian Correctional Service (NCOS): Custodial Centre Inmates, NBS said the  total number of Custodial Inmates in 2020 stood at 65,198.

 This, said the report, increased to 70,186 in 2021 and further to 73,617 in 2022.

It further noted that Custodial Centre Admissions by Term of Imprisonment

Custodial admission of inmates by terms of imprisonment for the three-year reporting period, “shows that Remand/Awaiting Trials recorded the highest in 2020 with 82,785, while 74,457 and 121,896 were recorded in 2021 and 2022 respectively. 

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

On health, the report noted that the total number of doctors registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria 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 Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria was 1,651 in 2020, it increased to 2,165 and 3,112 in 2021 and 2022 respectively.

According to the data, 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 also revealed that the total number of deaths caused by severe malaria in Nigeria was 273 in 2020,

increasing to 518 in 2021 and rose significantly to 8,983 in 2022.

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