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    Calculate the per capita cost per police officer

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    The average cost of employing each police officer per year is $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 officer declines with population.

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    Per capita cost per police officer = Total $/ Total population = $30,000/1,000 = 30

    Increased population means that the ...

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    This solution calculates the per capita cost per police officer. It further justifies why increased populations can result in increased per capita taxes, even though the per-capita cost per police officer declines with population.

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