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Study finds St. Pete ranks poorly among big cities in police-spending efficiency

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St. Petersburg taxpayers may not be seeing such a great return on their investment in the city’s police force. According to, of the 104 most populated U.S. cities, St. Pete ranked 95th in police spending efficiency. The personal finance website came up with the rankings — which they call their “ROI (return on investment) on law-enforcement spending” ratings — based on crime rates and per capita expenditures on police forces. St. Pete’s crime rate came in at 5.92 percent,…

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