snapshot: police spending per resident

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | Aug. 2, 2012
Summer communities were among those where the cost of law enforcement was the highest per resident. Aquinnah, Provincetown, and Truro were at the top. Small towns in western Mass. dominated the low end of the list. The 2011 data is from the Department of Revenue.
CommunityPolice spending, fy2011Spending per resident
Abington$2,535,230$159
Acton$2,891,458$132
Acushnet$1,502,710$146
Adams$1,250,201$147
Agawam$4,050,746$142
Alford$30,536$62
Amesbury$3,143,765$193
Amherst$3,962,797$105
Andover$6,402,323$193
Aquinnah$444,437$1,429
Arlington$5,551,430$130
Ashburnham$883,620$145
Ashbynana
Ashfield$82,463$47
Ashland$2,647,403$160
Athol$1,430,446$123
Attleboro$6,351,320$146
Auburn$3,469,259$214
Avon$1,739,764$399
Ayer$1,558,474$210
Barnstable$10,588,311$234
Barre$456,991$85
Becket$184,108$103
Bedford$3,105,744$233
Belchertown$1,721,700$118
Bellingham$2,573,875$158
Belmont$4,540,172$184
Berkley$572,200$89
Berlin$655,060$229
Bernardston$201,061$94
Beverly$6,265,783$159
Billerica$6,433,864$160
Blackstone$1,244,232$138
Blandford$27,622$22
Bolton$944,978$193
Boston$290,664,000$471
Bourne$3,356,330$170
Boxborough$1,341,799$269
Boxford$1,159,189$146
Boylston$883,699$203
Braintree$7,231,957$202
Brewster$1,941,164$198
Bridgewater$2,831,772$107
Brimfield$145,576$40
Brockton$16,632,978$177
Brookfield$278,536$82
Brookline$13,973,664$238
Buckland$158,911$84
Burlington$6,807,136$278
Cambridge$30,214,618$287
Canton$3,898,569$181
Carlisle$1,169,746$241
Carver$1,680,536$146
Charlemont$72,815$58
Charlton$1,892,591$146
Chatham$1,982,050$324
Chelmsford$5,470,682$162
Chelsea$8,283,528$235
Cheshire$90,493$28
Chester$26,687$20
Chesterfield$30,569$25
Chicopee$9,195,344$166
Chilmark$556,973$643
Clarksburg$75,068$44
Clinton$2,492,624$183
Cohasset$2,100,644$279
Colrain$74,971$45
Concord$3,775,276$214
Conway$101,418$53
Cummington$19,855$23
Dalton$874,948$130
Danvers$5,711,511$216
Dartmouth$5,982,160$176
Dedham$5,168,132$209
Deerfield$626,718$122
Dennis$4,221,059$297
Dighton$855,825$121
Douglas$1,382,320$163
Dover$1,671,477$299
Dracut$3,536,556$120
Dudley$1,216,513$107
Dunstable$707,710$223
Duxbury$2,913,818$193
East Bridgewater$1,990,572$144
East Brookfield$296,516$136
Eastham$1,604,737$324
Easthampton$2,162,933$135
East Longmeadow$2,362,348$150
Easton$3,867,890$167
Edgartown$2,268,256$558
Egremont$279,006$228
Erving$282,186$157
Essex$940,597$268
Everett$8,754,197$210
Fairhaven$2,786,358$176
Fall River$16,153,483$182
Falmouth$4,973,591$158
Fitchburg$6,388,916$158
Florida$1,693$2
Foxborough$2,780,988$165
Framingham$10,007,193$146
Franklin$4,263,705$135
Freetown$1,711,203$193
Gardner$2,345,858$116
Georgetown$1,391,423$170
Gill$171,012$114
Gloucester$4,862,014$169
Goshen$66,883$63
Gosnoldnana
Grafton$1,757,857$99
Granby$805,038$129
Granville$111,824$71
Great Barrington$1,315,905$185
Greenfield$2,629,332$151
Groton$1,605,139$151
Grovelandnana
Hadley$894,594$170
Halifax$1,015,277$135
Hamilton$1,342,198$173
Hampden$1,033,011$201
Hancock$1,482$2
Hanover$2,680,448$193
Hanson$1,621,813$159
Hardwick$329,804$110
Harvard$1,045,884$160
Harwich$2,912,637$238
Hatfield$145,272$44
Haverhill$8,616,515$142
Hawley$1,032$3
Heath$15,400$22
Hingham$4,342,446$196
Hinsdale$112,899$56
Holbrook$1,793,668$166
Holden$2,013,346$116
Holland$147,556$59
Holliston$2,203,329$163
Holyoke$11,022,820$276
Hopedale$1,147,866$194
Hopkinton$2,029,535$136
Hubbardston$557,440$127
Hudson$3,036,817$159
Hull$2,745,030$267
Huntington$90,473$42
Ipswich$2,246,757$171
Kingston$2,621,025$208
Lakeville$1,147,160$108
Lancaster$805,511$100
Lanesborough$639,614$207
Lawrence$11,083,235$145
Lee$926,272$156
Leicester$1,607,069$146
Lenox$791,990$158
Leominster$6,120,565$150
Leverett$173,959$94
Lexington$4,985,996$159
Leyden$45,035$63
Lincoln$1,409,370$222
Littleton$1,271,557$142
Longmeadow$2,304,970$146
Lowell$20,637,801$194
Ludlow$2,949,631$140
Lunenburg$1,326,865$132
Lynn$16,869,882$187
Lynnfield$2,130,926$184
Malden$8,502,571$143
Manchester By The Sea$1,437,979$280
Mansfield$3,301,669$142
Marblehead$3,164,089$160
Marion$1,348,658$275
Marlborough$6,506,813$169
Marshfield$3,955,164$157
Mashpee$3,805,435$272
Mattapoisett$1,587,774$263
Maynard$1,956,914$194
Medfield$2,236,668$186
Medford$10,672,455$190
Medway$2,080,058$163
Melrose$3,564,743$132
Mendon$1,217,150$208
Merrimac$856,100$135
Methuen$8,331,968$176
Middleborough$3,547,241$153
Middlefield$14,386$28
Middleton$1,218,676$136
Milford$4,517,435$161
Millbury$1,798,883$136
Millis$1,518,078$192
Millville$341,796$107
Milton$5,730,576$212
Monroenana
Monson$997,724$117
Montague$1,308,255$155
Monterey$170,400$177
Montgomery$4,018$5
Mount Washington$1,300$8
Nahant$1,142,347$335
Nantucket$3,962,921$390
Natick$5,193,468$157
Needham$4,767,973$165
New Ashfordnana
New Bedford$21,356,708$225
New Braintree$113,969$114
Newbury$1,225,116$184
Newburyport$3,133,627$180
New Marlborough$47,535$32
New Salem$75,643$76
Newton$16,226,689$191
Norfolk$1,760,373$157
North Adams$1,668,704$122
Northampton$4,872,661$171
North Andover$4,172,219$147
North Attleborough$4,029,787$140
Northborough$2,117,399$150
Northbridge$2,114,540$135
North Brookfield$415,490$89
Northfield$237,980$78
North Reading$3,383,163$227
Norton$2,335,276$123
Norwell$2,105,807$200
Norwood$6,313,856$221
Oak Bluffs$1,828,236$404
Oakham$222,433$117
Orange$939,193$120
Orleans$2,274,252$386
Otisnana
Oxford$1,735,133$127
Palmer$1,717,055$141
Paxton$818,727$170
Peabody$8,916,819$174
Pelham$129,639$98
Pembroke$2,713,274$152
Pepperell$1,592,166$138
Peru$50,922$60
Petersham$190,838$155
Phillipston$207,402$123
Pittsfield$7,541,231$169
Plainfield$11,598$18
Plainville$1,574,918$191
Plymouth$8,417,165$149
Plympton$566,841$201
Princeton$703,879$206
Provincetown$2,123,861$722
Quincy$20,888,395$226
Randolph$5,293,092$165
Raynham$3,673,156$274
Reading$3,709,809$150
Rehoboth$2,166,841$187
Revere$7,688,426$149
Richmond$4,598$3
Rochester$942,250$180
Rockland$3,039,736$174
Rockport$1,443,788$208
Rowe$27,187$69
Rowley$1,303,017$223
Royalston$71,685$57
Russell$28,874$16
Rutland$620,240$78
Salem$7,564,654$183
Salisbury$2,181,988$263
Sandisfield$48,563$53
Sandwich$3,130,603$151
Saugus$5,163,225$194
Savoy$12,184$18
Scituate$2,885,046$159
Seekonk$2,859,816$208
Sharon$3,124,290$177
Sheffield$428,735$132
Shelburnenana
Sherborn$1,447,230$351
Shirley$750,559$104
Shrewsbury$3,842,169$108
Shutesbury$174,753$99
Somerset$2,613,673$144
Somerville$13,248,402$175
Southampton$723,222$125
Southborough$1,587,436$163
Southbridge$2,770,872$166
South Hadley$2,398,801$137
Southwick$1,494,148$157
Spencer$1,717,455$147
Springfield$37,056,488$242
Sterling$1,232,799$158
Stockbridge$537,273$276
Stoneham$3,121,298$146
Stoughton$4,552,643$169
Stow$1,225,637$186
Sturbridge$1,741,336$188
Sudbury$2,553,143$145
Sunderland$288,293$78
Sutton$1,412,326$158
Swampscott$3,097,347$225
Swansea$3,054,599$193
Taunton$10,789,298$193
Templeton$841,662$105
Tewksbury$5,254,069$181
Tisbury$1,439,935$365
Tolland$34,553$71
Topsfield$1,375,466$226
Townsend$1,358,455$152
Truro$1,413,205$706
Tyngsborough$2,579,847$228
Tyringham$62,339$191
Upton$1,455,081$193
Uxbridge$1,611,975$120
Wakefieldnana
Wales$42,624$23
Walpole$4,049,333$168
Waltham$13,408,809$221
Ware$1,558,589$158
Wareham$4,153,227$190
Warren$546,015$106
Warwick$21,434$27
Washington$13,894$26
Watertown$7,191,203$225
Wayland$2,345,707$181
Webster$2,071,805$124
Wellesley$5,218,751$187
Wellfleet$1,533,106$557
Wendell$24,109$28
Wenham$955,258$196
Westborough$2,593,859$142
West Boylston$1,187,069$155
West Bridgewater$2,063,030$298
West Brookfield$484,016$131
Westfield$6,408,620$156
Westford$4,407,318$201
Westhampton$51,269$32
Westminster$1,588,620$218
West Newbury$769,003$182
Weston$2,786,293$247
Westport$2,496,379$161
West Springfield$7,046,289$248
West Stockbridge$174,827$134
West Tisbury$898,340$328
Westwood$3,214,298$220
Weymouth$9,852,863$183
Whately$135,752$91
Whitman$2,512,022$173
Wilbraham$2,100,198$148
Williamsburg$171,390$69
Williamstown$1,067,547$138
Wilmington$3,964,409$178
Winchendon$1,001,869$97
Winchester$3,836,189$179
Windsornana
Winthrop$2,458,814$141
Woburn$8,273,396$217
Worcester$38,833,533$214
Worthington$37,597$33
Wrentham$1,782,690$163
Yarmouth$5,975,758$251
SOURCE: Department of Revenue