In US$ (2020)
The US military budget is greater than the next ten countries combined. Just five countries (United States, China, India, Russia and United Kingdom) account for 62% of world military spending.
Active armed forces by country
There are more armed forces personnel in the world than doctors and nurses.
$ per capita (2018)
Number of police per 100,000 population
Estimated personnel per country (2009)
The world’s intelligence agencies spends approximately US$106 billion and employs about one million people.
Prison population rate per 100,000 population
There are more than 10.35 million people incarcerated worldwide, more than the entire population of Portugal. 20% of the world’s prison population is in the US.
Headquarters of Private Military and Security Companies
US, UK and EU are the largest contributors to the privatization of war and security globally.
Private security workers outnumber police forces in at least 44 countries.