WalletHub released its report today on 2020’s Best & Worst States to Be a Police Officer with Arkansas ranking number 51, making it the worst state for police officers.
According to WalletHub, in order to determine the best states in which to pursue a law-enforcement career, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 28 key indicators of police-friendliness.
Their 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 Arkansas (1=Best; 25=Avg.)
35th – Law-Enforcement Officers per Capita
49th – Median Income for Law-Enforcement Officers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
32nd – Median Income Growth for Law-Enforcement Officers
47th – Violent-Crime Rate
31st – % of Homicide Cases Solved
48th – State & Local Police-Protection Expenses per Capita
40th – Police Deaths per 1,000 Officers
Note: “Law-enforcement officers” includes police and sheriff’s patrol officers, detectives and criminal investigators.
The full report can be viewed at https://wallethub.com/edu/best-states-to-be-a-cop/34669/