HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Looking to start a career as a police officer? A new report says South Carolina is one of the worst states to pursue that profession.
According to the report from credit website WalletHub.com, S.C. is the nation’s sixth worst state for police officers.
In order to determine the best states to pursue a career in law enforcement, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 27 key indicators of police-friendliness. The data set ranges from median income for law-enforcement officers to police deaths per 1,000 officers to state and local police-protection expenses per capita.
When it comes to median income for law enforcement officers, the Palmetto State comes in last, according to the report. S.C. also ranks 40th in the nation for police deaths per 1,000 officers, 41st for violent crime rate, and 43rd for state and local police protection expenses per capita.
The state did better when looking at law enforcement officers per capita, coming in 17th nationally.
As for the best state for being a police officer, New York came in at No. 1.
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