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October 2, 2017

There are 538 police agencies spread out across the state — Camden, which relies on the county police accounts for one of them — according to the just released report “2015 Crime in the United States” from the FBI. That’s more than New York (418) and Connecticut (104), but just about half of Pennsylvania (1,056).

There are 30,272 male and female police officers serving in those 538 agencies, which works out to 1 for every 220 people, (or 4.5 per 1,000). All told, there are 39,376 police employees, counting clearks and other employees.

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