By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | Jan. 3,2013
The chart shows the number of police employees per 10,000 residents. The data includes police officers and civilians. Some communities with the highest ratios are vacation towns, which tend to have higher populations during the summer months. The FBI data is for 2011.
CommunityPolice employees per 10,000 residents RankTotal employeesPoliceCivilian
ABINGTON16.224626224
ACTON20.4143453510
ACUSHNET16.424217152
ADAMS22.310719154
AGAWAM21.312861529
ALFORDNANANANANA
AMESBURY22.610137307
AMHERST12.427847452
ANDOVER20.1151675017
AQUINNAH127.81440
ARLINGTON18.6191806218
ASHBURNHAM22.9961495
ASHBYNANANANANA
ASHFIELD5.7296110
ASHLAND19.816133276
ATHOL18.021021165
ATTLEBORO19.6166867313
AUBURN27.651453411
AVON43.31219154
AYER29.43722175
BARNSTABLE27.94912711215
BARRE20.31451174
BECKET11.2282220
BEDFORD29.139392811
BELCHERTOWN15.625823185
BELLINGHAM20.713634268
BELMONT22.5104564214
BERKLEY9.3289660
BERLIN38.2161174
BERNARDSTON14.0270330
BEVERLY17.422769654
BILLERICA18.5193756312
BLACKSTONE20.913119163
BLANDFORDNANANANANA
BOLTON30.42915105
BOSTON43.81127192156563
BOURNE22.111044386
BOXBOROUGH31.82516115
BOXFORD16.224413130
BOYLSTON29.73413103
BRAINTREE23.485846915
BREWSTER25.36225205
BRIDGEWATER18.3196492128
BRIMFIELDNANANANANA
BROCKTON20.813519617719
BROOKFIELD11.7280440
BROOKLINE25.06614812622
BUCKLAND10.4285220
BURLINGTON28.84271647
CAMBRIDGE29.33831026941
CANTON19.815843421
CARLISLE20.514210100
CARVER16.424119145
CHARLEMONTNANANANANA
CHARLTON16.823322184
CHATHAM43.81027216
CHELMSFORD17.6220604614
CHELSEA28.346100946
CHESHIRENANANANANA
CHESTERNANANANANA
CHESTERFIELDNANANANANA
CHICOPEE23.2901291254
CHILMARK45.98440
CLARKSBURGNANANANANA
CLINTON19.716327243
COHASSET26.45520146
COLRAINNANANANANA
CommunityPolice employees per 10,000 residents RankTotal employeesPoliceCivilian
CONCORD23.19241338
CONWAYNANANANANA
CUMMINGTONNANANANANA
DALTON14.72661091
DANVERS21.8117584612
DARTMOUTH21.9113756114
DEDHAM22.99557543
DEERFIELD15.5259880
DENNIS34.32049409
DIGHTON14.026910100
DOUGLAS23.58320155
DOVER30.23017161
DRACUT14.526843385
DUDLEY14.027116133
DUNSTABLE25.067871
DUXBURY23.19135287
EAST BRIDGEWATER16.623823203
EAST BROOKFIELD18.2204440
EASTHAM40.11320146
EASTHAMPTON19.816032266
EAST LONGMEADOW16.423926251
EASTON16.823639318
EDGARTOWN44.0918171
EGREMONT56.85770
ERVING33.122660
ESSEX34.0211284
EVERETT23.978100919
FAIRHAVEN22.510336306
FALL RIVER28.04825019654
FALMOUTH18.918360546
FITCHBURG19.7164806812
FLORIDANANANANANA
FOXBOROUGH21.811637307
FRAMINGHAM18.319812611511
FRANKLIN16.324352448
FREETOWN20.214818180
GARDNER19.7165403010
GEORGETOWN18.220315114
GILL13.3275220
GLOUCESTER21.412262575
GOSHEN18.9185220
GOSNOLDNANANANANA
GRAFTON12.927723185
GRANBY19.117812102
GRANVILLE6.3294110
GREAT BARRINGTON25.26418171
GREENFIELD19.416934313
GROTON20.514022175
GROVELAND16.92321192
HADLEY28.44415114
HALIFAX15.925412111
HAMILTON17.921414131
HAMPDEN29.04015105
HANCOCKNANANANANA
HANOVER20.813429272
HANSON23.48424195
HARDWICK10.0286330
HARVARD19.81591394
HARWICH26.85433312
HATFIELD6.1295220
HAVERHILL16.0250988414
HAWLEYNANANANANA
HEATHNANANANANA
HINGHAM25.16556479
HINSDALE4.9297110
HOLBROOK19.317221201
HOLDEN15.526127243
HOLLAND8.0290220
HOLLISTON17.622224231
HOLYOKE32.92413212012
HOPEDALE21.911513121
HOPKINTON16.025124195
HUBBARDSTON15.9253761
HUDSON19.317537316
HULL29.04130228
HUNTINGTONNANANANANA
IPSWICH22.610030255
KINGSTON22.89829227
LAKEVILLE15.925217134
LANCASTER14.826412111
LANESBOROUGH22.5104770
LAWRENCE18.120713911821
LEE20.115012111
LEICESTERNANANANANA
LENOX21.811811110
LEOMINSTER20.2146836617
LEVERETT10.7283220
LEXINGTON19.3173614615
LEYDENNANANANANA
LINCOLN29.73319136
LITTLETON24.57122166
LONGMEADOW18.320129245
LOWELL27.85029822672
LUDLOW17.921538335
LUNENBURG13.827314140
LYNN21.312619417519
LYNNFIELD18.918622175
MALDEN18.61921111029
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA32.92317143
MANSFIELD15.925537343
MARBLEHEAD18.120836279
MARION28.44514140
MARLBOROUGH19.9156776512
MARSHFIELD17.821945423
MASHPEE31.226443410
MATTAPOISETT29.63618171
MAYNARD21.611922211
MEDFIELD17.422821174
MEDFORD17.322998962
MEDWAY18.718824195
MELROSE16.224544440
MENDON25.55915105
MERRIMAC15.72571064
METHUEN20.2147968313
MIDDLEBOROUGH18.120942384
MIDDLEFIELDNANANANANA
MIDDLETON15.526014131
MILFORD19.2177544410
MILLBURY15.725621174
MILLIS23.97519145
MILLVILLE18.7189651
MILTON23.977654916
MONROENANANANANA
MONSON17.422515114
MONTAGUE23.68220155
MONTEREY20.7137220
MONTGOMERYNANANANANA
MOUNT WASHINGTONNANANANANA
NAHANT37.91713121
NANTUCKET45.97473314
NATICK19.0181635112
NEEDHAM17.921652466
NEW ASHFORDNANANANANA
NEW BEDFORD30.72729424945
NEW BRAINTREE10.0287110
NEWBURYNANANANANA
NEWBURYPORT20.015235314
NEW MARLBOROUGHNANANANANA
NEW SALEMNANANANANA
NEWTON20.913217913841
NORFOLK19.516822166
NORTH ADAMS23.97633258
NORTHAMPTON23.78168635
NORTH ANDOVER16.8234483612
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH18.0213524012
NORTHBOROUGH19.018227207
NORTHBRIDGE13.927222175
NORTH BROOKFIELDNANANANANA
NORTHFIELD9.8288330
NORTH READING19.417129281
NORTON15.126329281
NORWELL27.45229236
NORWOOD23.389675611
OAK BLUFFSNANANANANA
OAKHAMNANANANANA
ORANGE15.226212111
ORLEANS48.9629236
OTISNANANANANA
OXFORD17.422624195
PALMER18.021122184
PAXTON39.31419127
PEABODY19.2176998811
PELHAM7.5293110
PEMBROKE16.224729272
PEPPERELL14.726717161
PERUNANANANANA
PETERSHAM16.1249220
PHILLIPSTON11.8279220
PITTSFIELD23.3861058718
PLAINFIELDNANANANANA
PLAINVILLE22.99719145
PLYMOUTH20.813311810018
PLYMPTON28.247880
PRINCETON26.256963
PROVINCETOWN87.8226179
QUINCY23.19321418430
RANDOLPH18.320259563
RAYNHAM25.36334259
READING21.3129534013
REHOBOTH22.310626215
REVERE18.4195968214
RICHMONDNANANANANA
ROCHESTER19.018010100
ROCKLAND23.38841338
ROCKPORT21.412115150
ROWENANANANANA
ROWLEY22.111113112
ROYALSTON7.9292110
RUSSELLNANANANANA
RUTLAND11.2281981
SALEM21.9114918110
SALISBURY21.612018144
SANDISFIELDNANANANANA
SANDWICH16.823535341
SAUGUS26.157705416
SAVOYNANANANANA
SCITUATE17.023031274
SEEKONK26.15836342
SHARON19.816235305
SHEFFIELD18.3200660
SHELBURNE10.5284220
SHERBORN38.61516160
SHIRLEY19.31741495
SHREWSBURY14.8265534211
SHUTESBURYNANANANANA
SOMERSET21.312739327
SOMERVILLE19.915315212626
SOUTHAMPTONNANANANANA
SOUTHBOROUGH18.319918135
SOUTHBRIDGE21.412336342
SOUTH HADLEY17.622331265
SOUTHWICK22.011221165
SPENCER17.921721174
SPRINGFIELD35.71855045694
STERLING22.99418135
STOCKBRIDGE30.628660
STONEHAM17.622138362
STOUGHTON19.915454495
STOW24.17316115
STURBRIDGE24.76923185
SUDBURY18.021232275
SUNDERLAND13.5274550
SUTTON22.210920155
SWAMPSCOTT23.87933321
SWANSEA22.610236306
TAUNTON19.61671101055
TEMPLETON18.619015105
TEWKSBURY23.780695613
TISBURY35.21914113
TOLLANDNANANANANA
TOPSFIELD21.21301394
TOWNSEND16.723715132
TRURO69.531495
TYNGSBOROUGH25.56129236
TYRINGHAMNANANANANA
UPTONNANANANANA
UXBRIDGE17.023123185
WAKEFIELD17.522444431
WALESNANANANANA
WALPOLE16.124839345
WALTHAM28.54317414727
WARE13.127613130
WAREHAM26.953594910
WARREN19.41701073
WARWICKNANANANANA
WASHINGTONNANANANANA
WATERTOWN24.074776413
WAYLAND22.210829218
WEBSTER20.214934304
WELLESLEY19.9155564016
WELLFLEET61.4417125
WENDELLNANANANANA
WENHAM20.41441091
WESTBOROUGH18.519434286
WEST BOYLSTON23.38618135
WEST BRIDGEWATER30.23121201
WEST BROOKFIELD18.8187761
WESTFIELD20.613985787
WESTFORD22.699503812
WESTHAMPTONNANANANANA
WESTMINSTER24.67018135
WEST NEWBURY16.4240770
WESTON24.76828235
WESTPORT19.815731274
WEST SPRINGFIELD29.832857411
WEST STOCKBRIDGENANANANANA
WEST TISBURYNANANANANA
WESTWOOD24.572362610
WEYMOUTH19.01791038617
WHATELYNANANANANA
WHITMAN17.821826251
WILBRAHAM18.918427261
WILLIAMSBURG8.0291220
WILLIAMSTOWN20.514116124
WILMINGTON21.412548462
WINCHENDON18.319719145
WINCHESTER21.412446388
WINDSORNANANANANA
WINTHROP18.220532302
WOBURN20.613879745
WORCESTER25.56046542045
WORTHINGTONNANANANANA
WRENTHAM18.120620182
YARMOUTH29.735715912