2020’s Best & Worst States for Police Officers – WalletHub Study

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With many police departments hit hard by coronavirus and police shootings remaining a high-profile issue in the U.S., the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst States to Be a Police Officer, as well as accompanying videos.

In order to determine the best states to pursue a career in law enforcement, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 28 key indicators of police-friendliness. The data set ranges from the median income for law-enforcement officers to police deaths per 1,000 officers to state and local police-protection expenses per capita.

Life & Work for Cops in Florida (1=Best; 25=Avg.)

  • 22nd– Law-Enforcement Officers per Capita
  • 34th– Median Income for Law-Enforcement Officers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 45th– Median Income Growth for Law-Enforcement Officers
  • 30th – Violent-Crime Rate
  • 26th– % of Homicide Cases Solved
  • 8th – State & Local Police-Protection Expenses per Capita
  • 31st– Police Deaths per 1,000 Officers

Note: “Law-enforcement officers” includes police and sheriff’s patrol officers, detectives and criminal investigators.

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