Special Report

States With the Most Police Officers

35. Hawaii
> Police officer count: 196 per 100,000 people (2,828 total)
> Violent crime rate, 2020: 254 per 100,000 people – 10th lowest (3,576 total)
> Number of law enforcement agencies: 4 – the lowest
> Population covered: 1,441,553 – 11th smallest

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34. Nebraska
> Police officer count: 201 per 100,000 people (3,798 total)
> Violent crime rate, 2020: 334 per 100,000 people – 22nd lowest (6,473 total)
> Number of law enforcement agencies: 157 – 20th lowest
> Population covered: 1,888,040 – 15th smallest

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32. Texas
> Police officer count: 207 per 100,000 people (59,121 total)
> Violent crime rate, 2020: 446 per 100,000 people – 15th highest (131,084 total)
> Number of law enforcement agencies: 973 – the most
> Population covered: 28,550,468 – 2nd largest

33. Wisconsin
> Police officer count: 207 per 100,000 people (11,105 total)
> Violent crime rate, 2020: 323 per 100,000 people – 20th lowest (18,861 total)
> Number of law enforcement agencies: 381 – 13th most
> Population covered: 5,370,316 – 18th largest

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31. Connecticut
> Police officer count: 210 per 100,000 people (7,557 total)
> Violent crime rate, 2020: 182 per 100,000 people – 4th lowest (6,459 total)
> Number of law enforcement agencies: 107 – 11th lowest
> Population covered: 3,605,597 – 25th smallest

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