Special Report

States With the Most Police Officers

30. Colorado
> Police officer count: 214 per 100,000 people (12,416 total)
> Violent crime rate, 2020: 423 per 100,000 people – 20th highest (24,570 total)
> Number of law enforcement agencies: 240 – 22nd most
> Population covered: 5,801,890 – 16th largest

29. New Hampshire
> Police officer count: 214 per 100,000 people (2,871 total)
> Violent crime rate, 2020: 146 per 100,000 people – 2nd lowest (2,000 total)
> Number of law enforcement agencies: 193 – 24th lowest
> Population covered: 1,339,962 – 9th smallest

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28. Indiana
> Police officer count: 216 per 100,000 people (4,606 total)
> Violent crime rate, 2020: 358 per 100,000 people – 24th lowest (24,161 total)
> Number of law enforcement agencies: 75 – 7th lowest
> Population covered: 2,136,079 – 18th smallest

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26. Virginia
> Police officer count: 218 per 100,000 people (18,542 total)
> Violent crime rate, 2020: 209 per 100,000 people – 6th lowest (17,925 total)
> Number of law enforcement agencies: 272 – 20th most
> Population covered: 8,489,762 – 9th largest

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27. Mississippi
> Police officer count: 218 per 100,000 people (4,494 total)
> Violent crime rate, 2020: 291 per 100,000 people – 14th lowest (8,638 total)
> Number of law enforcement agencies: 137 – 17th lowest
> Population covered: 2,064,423 – 16th smallest

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