10 Most Corrupt Police Forces in The World

Police corruption is a form of police misconduct in which law enforcement officers seek personal gain, such as money or career advancement, through the abuse of power, for example by accepting bribes in exchange for not pursuing, or selectively pursuing, an investigation or arrest. Besides best police forces in the world, there are many other police forces known for inhuman behavior, deep-rooted corruption and other evil activities. They involved in such criminal activities that hurt the society and endangered its citizens. Many policemen are underpaid and want to make extra money, they turn to corruption – but their selfish acts have caused a large amount of damage on countries that desperately need help. We also wrote an article on top 10 corrupt countries in the world, you may like that.

Here are the 10 most corrupt police forces in the world.

10. Pakistan Police.

Most Corrupt Police Forces
Pakistan’s police has been ranked among the most corrupt institutions in the country in a survey by an international anti-graft watchdog. Many citizens believe that the police is the most corrupt sector of the Pakistani government. Police brutality, extortion, bribery and arresting innocent citizens are all crimes that have been committed among Pakistan’s police forces.

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9. Russia Police.

Most Corrupt Police Forces
Russian government is no stranger to corruption, especially within its police force. Within recent years, facts have surfaced about the corruption and crimes being committed by Russian police officers. Police brutality, extorting bribes and arresting innocent citizens are all crimes that have been committed among Russian police forces. In order to ensure monthly quotas and make ends meet, Russian police turn to corruption and bribery.

8. Sudan Police.

Most Corrupt Police Forces
Sudan is one of the most corrupt countries for various reasons. Not only has their former president Oman Al-Bashir been indicted for war crimes and genocide, but this nation suffers from a corrupt police force. Sudanese police have been known to extort bribes from civilians in order to supplement their incomes. Police rarely file reports or investigate crimes, and often use violence and retaliation against people who complain about police abuses.

7. Afghanistan Police.

Most Corrupt Police Forces
Afghanistan has had one of the most corrupt police forces in the world, and it seems like it’s only getting worse with time. Graft has made it impossible for Afghan police to improve and effectively do their job, but corruption is witnessed within the police force, as well. Afghan police have been known to extort money and inflict violence on civilians at police checkpoints around the country. Police also bribe civilians into paying them for their release from prison or to avoid arrest. Although police corruption has gotten slightly better with international efforts and retraining, it continues to suffer at the whim of governmental corruption and power.

6. Somalia Police.

Most Corrupt Police Forces
The Somali police force is at No. 4 amongst the most corrupt in the world. This war-torn country continues to face  great difficulties and people are at the greatest risk. The Somali police have been popular to be ineffective and crooked, because they are underpaid. Most of Somali police officers involved in steeling, extortion, bribery and they harass individuals to get money.

5. Iraq Police.

Most Corrupt Police Forces
The Iraqi police have had a long history of corruption and, despite funds and retraining efforts, they’ve managed to maintain their corruption. Iraqi police continue to be highly sectarian and participate in kidnappings, ransom payments and bribery. They have proven to be ineffective at controlling terrorism efforts and protecting civilians in the ways they need to be.

4. Burma Police.

Most Corrupt Police Forces
Burma ranked 4 amongst the countries with a troubled agency. Corruption among police force is most common here. The Burma police has been known to make victims pay for criminal investigations. They are popular for extortion money from civilians. Burma is ruled by a highly authoritarian military regime, therefore the Burma police and the rights of citizens are under direct hold of military.

3. Kenya Police.

Most Corrupt Police Forces
Kenya ia at No.3 amongst the most corrupt police forces in the world. According to a recent survay report of Transparency International, the 92 percent civilians of Kenya ranked their police as the most corrupt and many of them have paid a bribe to their police during the last 12 months. Civilians are bribed into paying police for access to various services, like Customs, healthcare, education, police, registration and permits. They paid a bribe even on utility services.

2. Mexico Police.

Most Corrupt Police Forces
Mexico hold second spot amongst the most corrupt police forces. One of the most troubled police and it continues to get worse every day. Crime is at an all-time high in Mexico City and border towns, but many police officers are only making it worse. Mexican police turn to corruption to find other means of money because the pay is low. Police will bribe criminals and extort tourists and have been known to give victims the option of “plata o plomo,” which means they can either accept a bribe or be killed. Mexican police also work with drug cartels to protect them and enforce drug trafficking. They often ignore reported crimes and do not investigate them, often imprisoning innocent citizens to cover up their dirty work.

1. Haiti Police.

Most Corrupt Police Forces
World’s most corrupt police force is of Haiti. The Haitian police have negatively influenced society and Haitian culture with their unethical practices for quite awhile. In recent years, the Haitian National Police have violated various human rights and broken numerous laws, such as kidnapping, drug trafficking and police brutality. They have even resisted preventing or responding to gang-related violence. The lawlessness of the HNP appears to have died down slightly after the catastrophic earthquake in January 2010, but only time will tell if it will stay this way.

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  • Pro Death

    Hmmm forgot the the united states, go figure.

    • Thank you for your feedback @prodeath:disqus .Our next list must cover USA. keep visting

  • Hufty

    What about Thailand! The police only exist to extract money from the population … and it goes right to the top.

  • Frank Jr

    And forgot Brazilian police, too…the list can greatly increase…lol…

    • Maj. William Martin

      Remember, When over a Million were demonstration in Brazil, the government caved in to surpass the peoples demands because…. Their Police Joined the People. Today Brazil is to have paid medical from the sales of oil resources.

      Not all police are bad. But oddly today Police [SWAT] dress exactly like the scenes of terrorist’s we so commonly are fed on TV news.

    • JRDX

      Agreed with you, Frank…and should be listed as number 1.
      I am ashamed to see how our police acts.

  • Lauremideus

    Seriously? India should be No 1!

    • Robert Dsouza

      Indian Police though they take bribe…but they investigate solve the cases much more better than US police…The only things they are down because the power of politicians who kill them using goons and Power of Judicial , where the case file is closed forever.

      • shhh

        funny how they cant seem to do a damn thing about gang rapes..other than maybe join in, since it seems totally acceptable!

        • vinsin

          India is having highest conviction rate for rapes and rape rate is lowest.

        • Robert Dsouza

          Because the politics and law is involved in this matter. Police do catch the culprit but politics interfere , then the lawyers and judge allow the culprit to get freed on bail. So police cant do anything.

    • Rekt by a Mozzie

      Allahu Akbar

  • Mitchell

    Forgot America

    • Maj. William Martin

      Probably a Israeli owned paper.

      Under the GILEE program endorsed by the ADL and DHS, Most US law offiers are now trained by Israeli forces. Fact! Through the GILEE program their website states that these officers go to Israel then to Gaza to be shown “Terrorist’s” OR 100% Civilian’s with NO armed forces.

      Oddly most enforcement are now Ex-Military that harbor the hive mentality and PTSD sedated on 3.2 Billion dollars of SSRIs so like other Veterans a single car back-firing will cause an instant reaction of a hail of bullets. This is why near daily we see a man was shot at over 100 times.

      Also too of why US Soldiers rejected for this same PTSD will turn on their families and commit suicide at 22 Veterans a day. The Military is Section 10 these boys which drops all benefits and VA help.

      The cause can be traced to being forced to kill innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan nation/states that had nothing to do with 9/11. These Soldiers now LIED to return home not to Parades and Confetti but to be called Domestic Terrorist’s and arrested and forced into mental evaluations and then disarmed under new laws for those users of SSRIs.

      Speaking of Terrorist’s…. 🙂
      US Doctors annually kill over 200,000 American’s each and every year. FDA Approved Drugs kill yet another tens of thousands each and every year. In fact, most US Citizens were killed from 2001 to present by Skate-boards or injuries sustained from their use. Yet we are lead to believe that a pissed off person tired of his country and people being bombed for years and armed with a AK47 whose range in 250 yards +/- is a threat to America 2,000-9,000 miles away.

      From this “Training” the Police who once were to “Protect and Serve” are now “Law Officers” who bust the doors of homes down, mostly without a warrant and murder the loyal family dogs while pinning 82 year old women to the floor with a gun to the back of their heads. Or shoot double amputee men in wheel-chairs holding a pen.

      This POWER kick is the same Banker Owned Enforcement who extract Occupiers by slamming their faces on the cement, directly spraying pepper-spray into their mouths then arresting them and throwing them in jail. Or who conduct Anal and Vaginal inspections on the sides of our highways.

      What should alarm any country is the mass militarization of their peace officers who are being armed to control the masses as the world’s monetary system is about to collapse from central banks who print and steal trillions of dollars with zero indictments [UNLESS] your a banker who has stolen from the banks. Then your in Prison.

      As the record forced austerity [Banking Dictatorships] strip the wealth of nations and 2013 food shortages continue to make food prices soar along with countries reporting mass unemployment that it us only going to get worse as people try to feed their families. In the uS here, 47.8% of those on Food Stamps (Most working but not receiving a wage to support ones self or family) these War Rations are to hide the massive Soup Lines so commonly seen in great depressions. Its further a fact that the Books are cooked to further lie to the people because if Wall Street is OK then your OK as the Fed pumps 85 Billion a month monopoly money so banks can buy up toxic monopoly paper called derivatives to give the illusion that all is well. Only 1/2 of American’s are employed full time.

      • Shahriar

        Wherz Bangladesh Police???!

        • Bangla

          Bangladesh has police?

      • Roger Bence

        your an idiot

        • Malus Ultor

          You’re a dirty jew.

      • CarltonTheDoorman

        Is your tin foil hat too tight?

      • DF

        My, my. Lots of incorrect data. But an interesting tale.

        • arslonga vitabrevis

          details are actually irrelevant, corruption happens all the time, always has, always will, I think is the main point. It is not only an interesting tale it is the human condition. I would like to see it figured into GDP’s, budgets, etc to see how it actually impacts economies, for a change.

    • ike

      american police are fucked up but try to bribe a cop in the USA see what happens.

      • arslonga vitabrevis

        Gee, I have heard of situations where everyone got a bribe and if you refused you were booted out, you were not to be trusted.

    • Raul

      In America in depends on your skin color, how much you will be abused by police. I have personaly been harrassed/ abused, asked to show id, for just being on a train or walking down a street. Military police, who patrol trains in San Diego, also are guilty, not just police. Whenever I’m dressed in a suit ( I’m a business consultant) I am not harrassed, but I shouldn’t have to dress more formally than everyone else to be treated the same.

      • Lonnie Gil

        If you are a Caucasian victim you are most likely never going to be defended by any groups or get attention.

      • Getthefuckoutoftheusa

        Raul, you’re a fucking moron. Military police have no jurisdiction nore do they have any presence as lawenforcement on civilian vehicles which includes trains and trollies and they DO NOT patrol the streets like you claim they do. Quit making up this haters bullshit like all you spick wetbacks do and get the fuck out of this country is you hate it so much to make up bullshit like that. And the police like all police will not fuck with you if you cooperate. But im sure when you were “harrassed” you were completely being a dumbfuck right? But i have to agree with you though, it does depend on your skin because most of the trouble being caused are by mexicans and blacks.

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    • Plinio Fermin

      Haiti and Mexico are in América

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      • arslonga vitabrevis

        If Mexico is on the list you should see USA also, no way it is confined by borders, one has impact on the other. But we will be careful not to question too much.

    • isssa

      That’s right they forgot the USA they should b # 1 because mexico wouldn’t have such a corrupted police if it wasn’t for the great USA n their f*****king drug addicts

  • Marcel Blaise

    The Nigerian and the Ghanaian police are missing!

  • hello55

    Where is India

    • unknown

      India and specially UP has crossed all limits so it cant even be number 1 its somewhere else beyond number 1

  • Full Metal Pizza

    I checked the “source” of this BS list and it’s a diploma mill. Way to go, dude!

  • rubenofski

    Forgot venezuela—

  • Clownie4

    Malaysian Police should be there too

  • frankie

    guys I think all police are corrupt, boys in blue was the name but its actually gangsters in uniform

    • Fractal Vortices

      The thugs of all the aspiring servant politicians supping up money in the shadow of their economic super-rich masters. The police exist to criminalize the economic poor, the middle class like this as it’s more opportunity for their spawn as there’s less competition, still their economic class gets dragged in too a lesser degree but still open season BANG BANG.

  • Paloushka

    I lived a long life and conclude that most Police forces in the world are corrupted. This is one of the Areas Mankind has failed to make civilize, inspite of going into to space. Fix this planet First Dumbos or Stupidos Politicians …….their littleness is overwhelming !

    • Fractal Vortices

      You’re asking thieves and murderers who snivel at the feet of their ‘super’ rich economic masters to fix the planet?

    • jxs9

      Yea there are plenty of corrupt to go around. But I have to say I’ve never experienced such horrible experience as with the US police when I went around the world. The worse is probably bribes to get out of some situations. But never dealt with police as bad as US police. Comparable to the Gestapo.

  • Arse

    Please add Souf Aflica to the top of the list. You ain’t see nothing yet………..

    • King Trollo

      south african police arent corrupt.

  • peter.olsson.9235 on facebook

    Swedish police informs crimeworld without informing the asulted wish leeds too more crimes.Swedish police never help their own citizens when maffia hits.

  • Billy

    The most corrupt is definitely Tanzania, much worse than kenya who I am aware of too.

  • Arse

    It can not be worse than the Souf Aflican police.

    • King Trollo

      again, theyre not a corrupt police force. they have no business being listed.

  • Marc

    UK and US not on the list what a load of shit.

    • Ivantheterrible

      No mention of Jamaica lol

  • Clearhead

    Missed out Thailand?

  • Fractal Vortices

    The British police where a touch in law means you beat someone up.

  • Frank

    Don’t forget Canada too! Bunch of assholes!

  • Forgot Montenegro police ….

  • Forgot Montenegro police ….

  • Udayamohan Vasantharasan

    where is the indian police dept.

    • Joy Modi

      Indian police is not that bad to be honest.. there are more responsible and honest officers than the corrupt ones.. and the corrupt ones are caught and fired too, by the inspectors.
      the court hearings are poor and political involvement fucks a case up. the police is not to be blamed for that 😀

  • Nemz

    Nigeria Missing? no way unless they bribed not to appear on the list

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    • stenogy

      Nigeria police may take bribe due to poverty, but they’re way better than the racist United States police…who uses faint reasons to kill young black men with no mercy. Treat colored people with hatred. That has gone a long way to spoil America image around the world.
      Shame on U.S police!

      • from Jos

        You Black USA always complain about racism, I lived as a Nigerian in New Orleans, the US Police are one of the most professional in the world, 70% of black in the US results to Crime and the crime rate is most in the black community, In Nigeria, a rich man will buy justice and luck up a poor man at will, there is no distress call number, no rescue helicopter. In Nigerian police system, police arrived 3 days after a crime scene and arrest any body without evidence and torture them to confess to a crime and receive award for catching the culprit.

      • Ivantheterrible

        Spoken like a cultural Marxist.

      • gibson george

        Lets hope you do not live in America.

    • jessy

      unbelievable! Naija should be nos 1 on this list!

  • falamang’aa

    Kenya should have been the first one on the list. Traffic police will never lack a mistake to point on your even if you just bought it a minute ago right away from a shop. They plant drugs on u in order for you to bribe your way out. Conduct unnecessary sweeps arresting any many on the road at night without a mistake. There is nothing illegal someone cant do if he/she bribes them. Dare not give them and you will receive a beating of a lifetime.

    • emma

      And they always stops public means especially the Nissans so that they can receive Ksh. 50 from the driver. This Ksh. 50 is given out by the driver as he or she gives out the driving license.This is an act that really annoys me most because police in Kenya disrespect themselves with such little amount of many. Kenya has the worst police.

  • Unkle Travlin Al

    There is a difference between being assholes and being corrupt. Most police forces have a serious ass-hole to to nice-guy ratio.

    However corruption doesn’t really have much to do with whether they are ass-holes or not – it has more to do with abusing their position of power or influence, usually for financial gain.

    I can think of no country worse than Kenya in this regard. Sometimes it works in your favour when you’ve done wrong, or when you need something done, and are willing to pay for it. Sometimes you realise the incredible sense of injustice, when you are on the receiving end.

  • KenyaConservationist

    How UNSURPRISING! Kenya has really become shameful…

  • Ali Zakariyya

    We are famous for earning dubious distinctions in Kenya!

  • john

    Kenya police are not only corrupt..they are in-competent, if you are car-jacked and people call to report,they chase the car and fire hundreds of rounds into it..not considering that the victim is also inside.most of the time they end up killing the victim..

  • Thank goodness the Australian police aren’t up there…but there was a time….!

    • frank lee

      Julie lake. You must be blind deaf and stupid, the Australian police are one of the most corrupt police force on this planet and should be put in the top tree, right along with the only people they truly protect, the Australian politicians and the rich and powerful.

  • LP

    Crime is NOT at an all time high in Mexico City. It’s at an all time high in a number of areas in the northern part of the country and on the west coast and the area surrounding Mexico City. But crime in the nation’s capital is actually more or less stabilized and better than what it was like in the 1990s when it was arguably the most dangerous area in the country.

    • King Trollo

      around 1990 was the worst but mexico city is worse than its been for a long time and is worsening. your information is fallacious, it had over 4,000 murders in 2012 and 2013. it hasnt had that since the early 90s.

      your statement that ‘It’s at an all time high in the area surrounding Mexico City’ doesnt make sense because a lot of that is *mexico city*. Its a much larger city than the df. thats partly the problem with these arguments, people use junk science and outdated boundaries to define cities when it suits their viewpoint with the df easily being safer than the surroundding suburbs.

      thats why we have the geographic designation known as the ‘metropolitan area’ dude. thats its purpose, to keep up with a citys growth.

    • King Trollo

      the second half of the 80s i think to 1990 was mexico citys worst period statistically in murder terms.

  • TylerDurden

    Absolute number 1: Nigerian Police Force (NPF = No Play Fair)

  • Errrrr…. Zimbabwe is a glaring omission too…

  • Max

    You forgot America

  • Shhh

    This is bullshit- pure and simple! Not sure what research was done (if any) but they definately have their facts mixed up (actually, it looks like they are writing from rumors, anecdotal tales and speculation) at the very least- the info is outdated! There are may countries not listed here that are far more corrupt: Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and half the continent of Africa and south/ central America, to name a few. I think these folks need to do their homework.

  • Roger Bence

    I submit a few that should be included, New Orleans the most corrupt police dept in USA Chicago, Detroit, New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Saint Louis officers in all these citys are out of control acting like storm trooper nazis, killing civilians in minor infraction incidents, killing ppls dogs unprovoked and being excused or justified by absurd investigation of course we all know the code of blue,always protect ur fellow officer no matter what

  • ObservingKitty

    Bullshit! The NYPD is not listed?! Haiti is the most corrupt police IN THE WORLD?! GTFOH!!! That’s the propaganda that we cite all the time. I am not saying it is not corrupt, but there has yet to be an instance of haitian police opening fire on a civilian, being tried and set free. Even there, they’ll placate the people with a bullshit sentence. DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE! Interesting that all the countries listed are not favorably viewed in by the US and the west in general. Interesting coincidence. What about Greek police? And Ukrainian police? PLease spare the world your ridiculous judgment. Any office that has power will have corruption; the breadth of this corruption looks to have more to do with how much white folks like or dislike your country. I call bullshit on your little article there, “wonderslist”.

  • D

    So how Haiti has been:”appears to have died down slightly after the catastrophic earthquake in January 2010″ as this article says can he stay the world most corrupt police? LOlllllllllllllll. they missed Republic Dominican police

  • Rick

    Go have a walk in Uzbekistan…

  • Kumar

    I am surprised why is Indian police not on the List. Indian police is one of the worst.

  • Sagar Pravin Lad

    where the fuck is india

  • unknown

    Forgot about indian rapist corrupt lazy worst UP police.

  • nuntrasit wareesomboon

    1# should be thailand police

  • Aviral

    I can proudly say INDIAN POLICE IS THE WORST. No one can come close to us. To heck wid others.. Indian police will solve a case for even a penny..

    • Unknown

      what r u trying to say?

  • elsayed

    where is egypt ..this country should be first!

  • jxs9

    NYPD and LAPD are no.1 and 2.

  • minni

    where is india police? it should be among top 3 in corruption.

    • Unknown

      it is nowhere near get ur facts right dumbass

  • Mob Heata

    Where is Oakland PD, LAPD, and NYPD in all of this?

    • Ivantheterrible

      Compared to most police forces in the world, they are not bad. We talking about the worse police in the world. Try living in Jamaica liberal

  • SRC

    Indian police is so corrupt that it is beyond this ranking!

  • advance2go

    Reading this and of human history leads me to the definate conclusion that human life… is ….a…mistake


    What about USA police

  • Octavio Aguilar

    Most corruption at all levels . False statements killing unarmed people drug dealers excessive force .to afraid to arrest normal procedures incompetent inept cold blood killers. .Most corruption ever. US. No Match to Real PROFESSIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT Mexican State Agent lost one AGENT Gunbatle Cartels 4 cartels members killed 9 arrested they don’t shot in the back like US cops kill dogs children agress against Womans cowards . Shot a children at the Border and get out before standoff with. Mexican Federal Agents. Aim their weapons to FBI Border Patrol see if they can engage not . Is not tbe same kill a kid then confront Federal Agents is not the same .now good cops will paid the price for the corrupt cops. Fire them all change judicial system is wrong power to the people we Need Professional real good Man Good Officers new force to protect and Serve the People who paid their salary. No paid leves is over

  • Octavio Aguilar

    Most. Corrupt. Is USA. Shot children shot in the back drug dealers gun sales to cartels agression to innocent people. False reports incompetent no capable to arrest with out killing . To afraid to scare to confront cartels in US drugs dealers corruption big time .kids killers

  • Alkomb

    You forgot Sweden. :

    • Jefferson Miranda

      Why Sweden ?

  • Dbase Plsql

    Hey .. Indian police should be there in the list

  • david montrealer

    and egypt ,morocco,france,saudia arabia,iran….?

  • Gaurav Shankar

    INDIA should have been at first place. Indian Cops Suck !! Don’t even know how to talk to common people.

  • Sunominusjoe

    Wow surprised north korea was left out.

  • and where is Indian police

    without Indian police this list is not completed

  • John Huber

    i’m really surprised the Neanderthals in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles did’t make the list. The stories didn’t mention the prosecutors, and Gestapo supervisors who turn a blind eye to murders committed by their attack dogs. Instead, every year these liars write fictional evaluations of their killer cops. Every bit of this scum must be cut out.

    In America the rich and famous, killer cops, and perverts can buy justice. It’s only the poor who have to contend with the Neanderthals in law (sic) enforcement.

    • gibson george

      Its worse in black Africa.

  • vijay kumar

    How can you miss Indian Police from this list? I can’t accept this…

    Indian Policeman are richer than some of the well known corporates

  • amit

    you forgot to mention india.i’m from this fuckin country and i know its police force is useless and damn corrupt.india should be on the first rank of the most corrupt police force in the world.

  • Hasinah

    Where is India? Iheard that the police officers there would even rape girls.

  • Abdi

    I totally disagree and this is a bais report targeting the Islamic country, critically thinking, the report lacks credibility and trust as it is only propaganda to tarnish the image of specific counties.