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Per capita cost per police officer

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The average cost of employing each police officer per year if $30,000 for a small town. The current population of the town is 1,000. Calculate the per capita cost per police officer. Explain why increased population can result in increased per capita taxes, even though the per-capita cost per police office declines with population.

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At this point, the per capita cost for one police officer is $30,000/1,000 which means $30. If you have a situation where you need one police officer per 1000 people or less (hypothetically). Then the ...

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This solution calculates the per capita cost per police officer and discusses what affect an increase in population has on taxes and per-capita cost per police officer.