Special Report

States With the Most Police Officers

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45. Maine
> Police officer count: 171 per 100,000 people (2,348 total)
> Violent crime rate, 2020: 109 per 100,000 people – the lowest (1,466 total)
> Number of law enforcement agencies: 129 – 15th lowest
> Population covered: 1,370,436 – 10th smallest

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44. Arizona
> Police officer count: 175 per 100,000 people (12,652 total)
> Violent crime rate, 2020: 485 per 100,000 people – 9th highest (35,980 total)
> Number of law enforcement agencies: 111 – 13th lowest
> Population covered: 7,219,091 – 11th largest

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42. Minnesota
> Police officer count: 176 per 100,000 people (10,041 total)
> Violent crime rate, 2020: 277 per 100,000 people – 13th lowest (15,698 total)
> Number of law enforcement agencies: 401 – 11th most
> Population covered: 5,694,465 – 17th largest

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43. Iowa
> Police officer count: 176 per 100,000 people (5,251 total)
> Violent crime rate, 2020: 303 per 100,000 people – 17th lowest (9,601 total)
> Number of law enforcement agencies: 225 – 23rd most
> Population covered: 2,982,692 – 20th smallest

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41. Alaska
> Police officer count: 177 per 100,000 people (1,297 total)
> Violent crime rate, 2020: 838 per 100,000 people – the highest (6,126 total)
> Number of law enforcement agencies: 38 – 2nd lowest
> Population covered: 732,673 – 3rd smallest

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