JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) – With law enforcement still in the public eye, the dangers it can bring often deter those who want to pursue the field themselves.
The problem often varies from state to state, and according to a new report from WalletHub, Arkansas is right at the bottom of the list.
The personal finance website compared every state in the United States across 30 key indicators of police friendliness, including median income, police deaths and local police protection spending.
Arkansas ranked 51st overall when it comes to the best states to be an officer, according to WalletHub.
The following categories were Arkansas’ rankings in the report:
- 50th – Lowest median income for law enforcement officers (cost of living adjusted)
- 46th – Highest violent crime rate
- 48th – Lowest national and local police protection expenditure per capita
- 40th – Law enforcement officers per capita
- 42nd – Growth in the median income of law enforcement officers
- 18th – Percentage of homicide cases solved
- 51st – Police fatalities per 1,000 police officers
The report defines “law enforcement officers” as police and sheriff patrol officers, detectives and criminal investigators.
You can view the full report at click here.
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