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Arkansas among states with most overworked police officers

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
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When it comes to protecting and serving, Arkansas is among the top states with the most overworked police officers.

The Natural State ranks fifth on the list, according to the website SafeWise.

The site states Arkansas had the 15th most violent and property crimes per capita in America in 2014.

Of those estimated 237,000 crimes, each police officer took care of just over 16 cases, according to the site.

Those ranking higher than Arkansas included Michigan, Nevada, Idaho, and Kentucky.

Missouri ranked 28th on the same list.

SafeWise indicates their findings are based on "2014 FBI crime statistics, census data, and analysis by the SafeWise team."

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