According to a recent study, The 10 States with the Most Overworked Police Officers by Safewise, Michigan takes the cake!
Michigan’s 23,179 law enforcement employees are kept busy by heavily populated cities like Detroit. In 2014, there were over 630,000 crimes in Michigan. That caused Michigan to top our list with an average of 28 total crimes per officer. While this may not seem like a big number, you have to think about the hours that go into testifying in court, filing paperwork, and resolving the incident itself. And since—state-wide—there are 350 civilians for every one police officer, that’s a lot of ground to cover for one person.
The next time you see police officer or the family member of one of them, tell them “thank you.” It only takes two seconds and it can make a big difference.