Police Administration Survey (PAS)

Authorized police officer strength of population, rate

Authorized police officer strength refers to fully-sworn police officer positions that the police service was allowed to fill during the calendar or fiscal year, whether or not that number of officers was hired.

Population refers to all the inhabitants of a given geographic area at a given time.

The data for this variable are reported using the following measurements:

  • Rate per 100,000 population
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