Norway has the least amount of police per capita in the Nordic region, and it would take 1,600 new jobs to reach Swedish levels, according to calculations by the Federation of Police Unions (PF). Sweden has one police officer for every 381 residents, Denmark one for 396. According to a new PF report Norway is a distant last with the needs of 438 citizens covered per officer. The real difference between Norway's police workload and that of their Swedish colleagues is even greater, with Norwegian officers using 685 man-years on evictions and similar cases, while Sweden has a separate entity for such tasks. Gearing Norway's police force up to Swedish levels would cost about NOK 1 billion in wages plus equipment and management costs. "Having as many police officers as possible is not an end in itself. The goal is the least possible criminality, and in that case other means can be just as effective," said justice politician Knut Storberget, a Labor MP. Nevertheless, Storberget agrees that Norway's police need more resources. "But I would like a different starting point for discussion than a comparison with our neighbors. It is not certain that this is correct," Storberget said.