Special Report

Cities With the Most and Least Police

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10. Wilmington, Delaware
> Law enforcement employees: 498.7 per 100,000 people
> Total officers: 302
> Total civilian employees: 58
> Total population: 23,667
> Violent crime rate: 1,780.2 per 100,000 people

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9. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
> Law enforcement employees: 509.0 per 100,000 people
> Total officers: 6,313
> Total civilian employees: 1,682
> Total population: 1,570,826
> Violent crime rate: 988.9 per 100,000 people

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8. Hammond, Louisiana
> Law enforcement employees: 515.2 per 100,000 people
> Total officers: 80
> Total civilian employees: 26
> Total population: 77,005
> Violent crime rate: 1,390.0 per 100,000 people

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7. St. Louis, Missouri
> Law enforcement employees: 518.9 per 100,000 people
> Total officers: 1,194
> Total civilian employees: 438
> Total population: 314,507
> Violent crime rate: 1,913.2 per 100,000 people

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6. Beverly Hills, California
> Law enforcement employees: 525.4 per 100,000 people
> Total officers: 117
> Total civilian employees: 67
> Total population: 35,018
> Violent crime rate: 302.7 per 100,000 people

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5. Miami Beach, Florida
> Law enforcement employees: 528.1 per 100,000 people
> Total officers: 394
> Total civilian employees: 98
> Total population: 93,165
> Violent crime rate: 1,009.0 per 100,000 people

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4. New York, New York
> Law enforcement employees: 6N/A
> Total officers: 36,228
> Total civilian employees: 15,171
> Total population: 8,566,917
> Violent crime rate: 573.4 per 100,000 people

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3. Washington, District Of Columbia
> Law enforcement employees: 638.9 per 100,000 people
> Total officers: 3,753
> Total civilian employees: 599
> Total population: 25,564
> Violent crime rate: 1,132.0 per 100,000 people

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2. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
> Law enforcement employees: 941.5 per 100,000 people
> Total officers: 219
> Total civilian employees: 81
> Total population: 31,864
> Violent crime rate: 1,688.4 per 100,000 people

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1. Atlantic City, New Jersey
> Law enforcement employees: 1012.7 per 100,000 people
> Total officers: 278
> Total civilian employees: 119
> Total population: 39,202
> Violent crime rate: N/A