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Old 03-31-2017, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I notice that Los Angeles has a very small police presence for a city of it's size. I am actually shocked at how few police I see when ever I am in the city.

Other cities with a low police presence.

-Las Vegas: Not many around, even on Las Vegas Blvd.
-Denver: Not many per-capita for a city of it's size.
-Des Moines: Think I saw one police car in a week there
-Minneapolis
-Indianapolis.
-California cities in general have very low police it seems on a per-capita basis. Do they even have patrol units?

Cities with high police presence:

-Orlando and Tampa: Florida seems very tough on law enforcement
-Columbus, Ohio: Seems to have a large police presence.
-Omaha, Nebraska: The crime is hyper-concentrated so they seem to have to have lots of police cars in the rougher area
-Salt Lake City, Utah: I notice several units will come for a small traffic accident
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Old 04-04-2017, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Nyc. There's police everywhere: in malls, libraries, homeless shelters. Fast food seems to be the exception, but it's impossible to not see a few cops on your way.
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Old 04-05-2017, 07:07 AM
 
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Nyc. There's police everywhere: in malls, libraries, homeless shelters. Fast food seems to be the exception, but it's impossible to not see a few cops on your way.
DC is similar for obvious reasons with a lot of varying agencies. There's Washington DC PD of course but also Capitol Police, Secret Service Uniformed, Park Police, DC Protective Services and Federal Protective Services to name a few that all actively patrol (mostly NW DC) and are deputized to make arrests or intervene when needed for public safety. I used to live in NW DC and while walking at night never felt safer, they were literally everywhere. There are in the neighborhood of 750 uniformed officers of varying agencies per 100K residents, giving DC the highest proportion of any US city.
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Old 04-05-2017, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Oh wow. But that would make sense since that's where the presidents office is. Nyc I think it's bc 9/11 and the sheer size of the population.
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Old 04-05-2017, 02:19 PM
 
Location: the future
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Gotta be DC. DC police and PG county police would shut down most cities.
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Old 04-06-2017, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Monument,CO
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The NYPD is the size of an army, but of course you're comparing NY's 8.5 million with what, 500k in DC? Not really comparable.
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Old 04-06-2017, 05:19 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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San Diego has about the lowest number of police officers per 10k residents of any big city - as well as about the lowest crime rate.

Compare San Diego's 13.5 vs D.C.'s 57- stats that I saw, or as noted above with more agencies. As well as most big cities of around 40.
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Old 04-06-2017, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Albuquerque is severely understaffed. The city has 850 officers to police 600,000 people.
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Old 04-07-2017, 01:00 AM
 
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Well obviously inner cities having a low police regulated populaion and rural more you see police actual driving around in their marked vehicles.
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Old 04-07-2017, 07:21 AM
 
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Low: Houston, Los Angeles, Atlanta
High: Phoenix, Washington, Chicago

Purely anecdotal of course.
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