Our research will explore the correlation of police-to-population ratio and misdemeanor and felony crimes in Boise, Spokane, and other comparable cities. Our research focus is on determining how concentration of police officers in a region affects crime in that area, and to what extent. We expect to find evidence that supports the literature on police and crime. We will also present an examination of the most efficient ratio, looking at cities with lower crime rates. Our findings will have policy implications for Boise City.
Meacham, Derek; Watkins, Marissa; Huskic, Faruk; and Williams, Andrew, "Police Department Spending Vs. Crime Rates" (2015). College of Business and Economics Presentations. 6.