Special Reports

Comparing the cities

Tacoma

Population: 195,000

Sworn police officers: 380 (one per 513 residents)

Ratio of domestic violence allegations against officers: One complaint per 532 officers each year

Homicides per year: 23 (one per 8,500 residents)

Chicago

Population: 2.9 million

Sworn police officers: 13,500 (one per 215 population)

Ratio of domestic violence allegations against officers: One complaint per 54 officers each year

Homicides per year: 650 (one per 4,500 population)

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