Crime Control

Total number of sworn police officers in state and local law enforcement agencies (1992)
Rank
State
(Top 25, plus New England)
Total number of officers
Total number of officers per 10,000 residents
1. DC 4,396 74.2
2. New York 58,204 32.1
3. New Jersey 23,807 30.6
4. Illinois 30,694 26.4
5. Maryland 12,082 24.6
6. Nevada 3,230 24.3
7. RHODE ISLAND 2,431 24.2
8. Hawaii 2,795 24.1
9. MASSACHUSETTS 14,391 24
10. Wyoming 1,058 22.7
11. Florida 30,426 22.6
12. CONNECTICUT 7,244 22.1
13. Georgia 14,621 21.7
14. NEW HAMPSHIRE 2,365 21.3
15. Louisiana 9,091 21.2
16. New Mexico 3,342 21.1
17. Arizona 7,872 20.5
18. N. Carolina 13,993 20.4
19. Delaware 1,391 20.2
20. Missouri 10,469 20.2
21. Oklahoma 6,473 20.2
22. Colorado 6,982 20.1
23. Texas 35,491 20.1
24. Wisconsin 10,088 20.1
25. Kansas 4,982 19.7
37. MAINE 2,173 17.6
46. VERMONT 900 15.8

 

State expenditures on police protection and corrections (1992)
Rank
State
Total spending (in millions)
Per capita spending
1. DC 719 $1229
2. Alaska 366 $623
3. New York 9000 $497
4. Nevada 607 $454
5. California 14032 $454
6. Florida 5153 $382
7. Delaware 259 $375
8. New Jersey 2887 $369
9. Arizona 1404 $366
10. Hawaii 407 $352
11. Maryland 1709 $348
12. CONNECTICUT 1091 $333
13. Washington 1679 $327
14. Wyoming 148 $319
15. Michigan 2985 $316
16. Colorado 1051 $303
17. RHODE ISLAND 303 $302
18. MASSACHUSETTS 1781 $297
19. Wisconsin 1467 $294
20. New Mexico 463 $293
21. Oregon 851 $286
22. Illinois 3255 $280
23. Georgia 1806 $267
24. Virginia 1698 $266
25. Ohio 2883 $262
30. NEW HAMPSHIRE 269 $241
38. VERMONT 118 $207
39. MAINE 248 $201

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, 1994.