Hamilton has fewer police per capita than London, Windsor and Toronto.
That is according to the Ontario Municipal Benchmark Initiative, a provincial report that looks at police performance in service levels, community impact, customer service and efficiency.
It says Hamilton had 202 officers for every 100-thousand people.
By comparison, London has 223, Windsor 295 and Toronto 282.
The report will be presented at today’s Police Services Board meeting to support the need for more hiring.