Nevada Has the 2nd Most Overworked Police Officers in the Country

SafeWise compiled a list of ten states with the most overworked police officers in America. Nevada made the list at number two.

The study found that Nevada has one police officer for every 248 people. On average, each officer handled about 21 property crimes and two violent crimes in 2014. That’s over 185,000 incidents when factoring in the state’s 9,000 law enforcement officials.

Michigan topped the list with over 630,000 crimes in 2014, or about 28 incidents per officer. Maryland was recognized as the state with the least amount of crime at five incidents for every officer.