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Chart uploaded on July 14, 2017.

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In the twenty year period between 1992 and 2012, there was a 27% increase in the number of law enforcement (police) officers in America. In recent years, the growth in number of police officers has slowed, in part due to the recession. Much of the growth in law enforcement is due to increased federal financial grants to encourage local government to new police officers, along with a general perception of crime being a problem -- especially in urban areas. Population growth is another reason why there are so many more police officers then 20 years ago.

Data Source: National Sources Of Law Enforcement Employment Data. April 2016 Report. https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5600

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