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Law enforcement and violent crime in Brewster County

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Offline marufo

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Law enforcement and violent crime in Brewster County
« on: April 19, 2018, 10:04:57 AM »
From this week's Alpine Avalanche:
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Many might be surprised
to know that
Brewster County has
the highest law-enforcement-
to-civilian ratio
in the country. Granted
that Brewster County is
the second largest in the
nation behind only San
Diego County, California,
the 10 present active
agencies cover federal,
state, and regional standings.
The county boasts
roughly one law enforcement
officer for every
500 citizens, statistics
well above the national
average.

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...between
2001 and 2008, there
were only 925 total
crimes reported in
Brewster County, 149
of them considered to be
violent. That's roughly
19 violent crimes, or
125 total crimes per
year, in a county spread
out over nearly 6,200
square miles.

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Re: Law enforcement and violent crime in Brewster County
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2018, 10:29:08 AM »
The Avalanche never ceases to amaze me.

Crime in Brewster County is actually quite high considering the low population.  Drugs are also a huge problem.

And the fact that there's a high law enforcement population has a little something to do with the fact that border patrol HQ is there, The University police,  Alpine police, County,  state,  park police,  feds,  etc. Etc.

Crime stats:
https://www.bestplaces.net/crime/county/texas/brewster

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Re: Law enforcement and violent crime in Brewster County
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2018, 07:43:17 AM »
Agreed Casa Grande.

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Re: Law enforcement and violent crime in Brewster County
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2018, 12:55:51 PM »
The police officers, or peace officers, of Brewster County are basically the Alpine PD and the county sheriff and deputies, and there are probably no more of them than in most jurisdictions of similar size. That is what people ordinarily think of law enforcement officers as being, not specialized agencies like the Border Patrol. If calculated by the method used in the article, though, Hudspeth County would have proportionately more law enforcement officers by far than Brewster, probably at least 100 BP agents alone in a county of barely 2,000 population.

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Re: Law enforcement and violent crime in Brewster County
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2018, 01:20:56 PM »
Interesting how some people can just completely make up facts then publish them with no second thoughts  :eusa_doh:

Brewster County is the 39th largest county in the US, San Diego County is 84th

Elko County in Nevada where I last lived is almost 3 times the size of Brewster County.  Now that is a big county that seems to go on forever.

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Re: Law enforcement and violent crime in Brewster County
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2018, 07:20:58 PM »
Interesting how some people can just completely make up facts then publish them with no second thoughts  :eusa_doh:

Brewster County is the 39th largest county in the US, San Diego County is 84th

Elko County in Nevada where I last lived is almost 3 times the size of Brewster County.  Now that is a big county that seems to go on forever.

Yep.

The Alaska Boroughs (counties) are by far the largest in the nation. The biggest, the "unorganized borough" is 323,440 sq mi, a bit larger (52 times) than Brewster's 6,192 sq mi.

San Bernardino County in southern California is the largest in the lower 48 states; its 20,105 sq mi also dwarfs Brewster County.

I never cease to be amazed at the quest by Texans to be/have/do the biggest/best/most of everything. A similar mindset is rare among all the other states (nobody else cares about such statistics as much as Texans seem to). A curious obsession to be sure.

In contrast, Texas also has a plethora of tiny, tiny 30 mi by 30 mi counties, something also not much seen elsewhere.

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Re: Law enforcement and violent crime in Brewster County
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2018, 07:39:48 PM »


I never cease to be amazed at the quest by Texans to be/have/do the biggest/best/most of everything. A similar mindset is rare among all the other states (nobody else cares about such statistics as much as Texans seem to). A curious obsession to be sure.

Don't be bitter.  Don't lose hope. Maybe you'll be a Texan in the next life. Then, you can also be the best and biggest.


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Re: Law enforcement and violent crime in Brewster County
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2018, 07:40:57 PM »
Texas also has a plethora of tiny, tiny 30 mi by 30 mi counties, something also not much seen elsewhere.

See?  Total awesomeness and badassery.



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Re: Law enforcement and violent crime in Brewster County
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2018, 08:12:21 PM »
Agreed, other have Texas envy.

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Re: Law enforcement and violent crime in Brewster County
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2018, 09:19:29 PM »


I never cease to be amazed at the quest by Texans to be/have/do the biggest/best/most of everything. A similar mindset is rare among all the other states (nobody else cares about such statistics as much as Texans seem to). A curious obsession to be sure.
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Don't be bitter.  Don't lose hope. Maybe you'll be a Texan in the next life. Then, you can also be the best and biggest.


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Re: Law enforcement and violent crime in Brewster County
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2018, 10:38:50 PM »
I never cease to be amazed at the quest by Texans to be/have/do the biggest/best/most of everything. A similar mindset is rare among all the other states (nobody else cares about such statistics as much as Texans seem to). A curious obsession to be sure.

The Alaskan born singer, Jewel, (who was living in Texas at the time) once remarked during an Austin City Limits taping that she was having a difficult time adjusting to living in such a small state. 
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Re: Law enforcement and violent crime in Brewster County
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2018, 10:51:26 PM »
I never cease to be amazed at the quest by Texans to be/have/do the biggest/best/most of everything. A similar mindset is rare among all the other states (nobody else cares about such statistics as much as Texans seem to). A curious obsession to be sure.

The Alaskan born singer, Jewel, (who was living in Texas at the time) once remarked during an Austin City Limits taping that she was having a difficult time adjusting to living in such a small state.

 :rolling:  OK, that's funny, no matter where you're from. And my family's been in Texas since my great-great-grandfather came here after the Civil War.
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Re: Law enforcement and violent crime in Brewster County
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2018, 11:05:24 PM »


I never cease to be amazed at the quest by Texans to be/have/do the biggest/best/most of everything. A similar mindset is rare among all the other states (nobody else cares about such statistics as much as Texans seem to). A curious obsession to be sure.

Don't be bitter.  Don't lose hope. Maybe you'll be a Texan in the next life. Then, you can also be the best and biggest.

I am a Texan; left the state a looong time ago for the west. Best move I ever made.
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Wendell (Garret Dillahunt): It's a mess, ain't it, sheriff?
Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones): If it ain't, it'll do till the mess gets here.
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Re: Law enforcement and violent crime in Brewster County
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2018, 12:03:33 AM »
No place that I'd rather be.

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Re: Law enforcement and violent crime in Brewster County
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2018, 05:22:09 AM »


I never cease to be amazed at the quest by Texans to be/have/do the biggest/best/most of everything. A similar mindset is rare among all the other states (nobody else cares about such statistics as much as Texans seem to). A curious obsession to be sure.

Don't be bitter.  Don't lose hope. Maybe you'll be a Texan in the next life. Then, you can also be the best and biggest.

I am a Texan; left the state a looong time ago for the west. Best move I ever made.
Ah, so you're a self-loathing traitor. Now that explains a lot.

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