I'm working up my own fanon wiki for use in my own fan fiction and was thinking of Starfleet. Let's say that it's maybe 1000 or 2000 light years in area during Kirk's era (2260s) for the UFP. How many ships would be needed to patrol such an area? How many servicemen, split between officers and enlisted? Which kinds of ships would Starfleet need to have and in which numbers? Which kinds of service divisions would Starfleet need to function effectively? And then, the same for the TNG era. That UFP is about 8000 light years, with probably trillions of sentient life forms. How many ships, crew, and numbers of each class would be needed to patrol this area and keep it safe?