Gananoque pays highest per-capita policing costs in province

The Town of Gananoque pays the highest per-capita policing costs in Ontario and some of the highest in Canada, outside of the Far North or areas with aboriginal reserves, a Gananoque Reporter analysis of Statistics Canada data indicates.

gananoque police costsGananoque pays $535 per capita to operate its 15-officer town police service, about double the cost of some Ontario communities of the same size, according to the 2012 StatsCan data that are based on 2011 figures. Such Ontario communities as Napanee ($210 per capita), Alymer ($268), Brighton ($152), Carleton Place ($236), Elliot Lake ($256), Goderich ($218), Kincardine ($204), Russell ($150) Trent Hills ($214) and Stone Mills ($93) pay less.

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