The overall effect size for police force size …


The overall effect size for police force size on crime is negative, small, and not statistically significant.

Police are not primarily crime fighters, according to the data | Reuters

At this point, the sensible, evidence-backed, research-based policy position is that the most efficient way to “fight crime” is to improve the material conditions of people by housing the homeless and guaranteeing a universal basic income.

Any position that suggests more investment in law enforcement is either unaware of the prevailing facts, or willfully ignoring them.


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