Special Report

States With the Most Police Officers

50. Washington
> Police officer count: 135 per 100,000 people (10,431 total)
> Violent crime rate, 2020: 294 per 100,000 people – 16th lowest (22,596 total)
> Number of law enforcement agencies: 252 – 21st most
> Population covered: 7,705,506 – 10th largest

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49. Oregon
> Police officer count: 148 per 100,000 people (6,286 total)
> Violent crime rate, 2020: 292 per 100,000 people – 15th lowest (12,380 total)
> Number of law enforcement agencies: 197 – 25th lowest
> Population covered: 4,246,155 – 22nd largest

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48. Idaho
> Police officer count: 159 per 100,000 people (2,995 total)
> Violent crime rate, 2020: 243 per 100,000 people – 9th lowest (4,432 total)
> Number of law enforcement agencies: 102 – 10th lowest
> Population covered: 1,884,072 – 14th smallest

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47. Utah
> Police officer count: 164 per 100,000 people (5,446 total)
> Violent crime rate, 2020: 261 per 100,000 people – 12th lowest (8,471 total)
> Number of law enforcement agencies: 134 – 16th lowest
> Population covered: 3,324,060 – 24th smallest

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46. Vermont
> Police officer count: 169 per 100,000 people (1,089 total)
> Violent crime rate, 2020: 173 per 100,000 people – 3rd lowest (1,081 total)
> Number of law enforcement agencies: 85 – 8th lowest
> Population covered: 644,595 – 2nd smallest

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