I was watching the local news from Allentown a while ago, and the major was explaining a rash of crime in the city by pointing out that in New York City there's a ration of one cop for every 265 or so citizens, whereas the ratio in Allentown is one cop for every 500-plus citizen. My wife then said that our chief of police had told her a couple of years ago that the cop-to citizen ratio back in the 1950s was one cop for every 100 citizens. I don't know where he got that figure, but if it's accurate it sure does go a long way to explaining why the 50s were so law abiding.<br><br>____________________________________________________<br>Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,<br>But to be young was very heaven!
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It would be even scarier if they only included the police that were actually on patrol at any given time. When I carried a gun and badge in the 70's, there were twelve single man patrol cars to cover 140,000 people.<br><br>
May the (mass times acceleration) be with you.
When I lived on E21 St. in Manhattan last year, the 13th Pct. was directly across the street from my apartment. And on the back side of the station (on E20 St.) was the NYPD Academy. To see the daily swarm of cadets on those blocks, one would think that there would soon be 2 officers per civilian!<br><br>
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