Austin police officers per 1,000 residents, 1980 to 2021
If Proposition A passes, the Austin Police Department will be required to employ at least 2 police officers per 1,000 people.
The national ratio of officers per 1,000 residents is for city police departments. National police employment data before 1995 and beyond 2019 was not readily available. Austin's population for 2021 is an estimate from the City of Austin.
Source:FBI, City of AustinGet the data