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In this image taken from an online news conference in Lacey, Wash., on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, Steve Strachan, the executive director of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, pauses as he discusses his organization's annual report on crime in Washington state. (Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs via AP)

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Murders up, police staffing way down in Washington state
July 21, 2022 10:50 a.m.

Murders up, police staffing way down in Washington state

Washington’s police staffing rate was 1.38 officers per 1,000 residents, well below the national average of 2.33