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Full-time Law Enforcement Employees, by Region and Geographic Division
by Population Group, Number and Rate per 1,000 Inhabitants, 2012

• In 2012, law enforcement agencies in U.S. cities reported an average of 2.9 full-
time law enforcement employees per 1,000 inhabitants, including both sworn
officers and civilians.
• The rate of full-time law enforcement employees was highest in cities in the
South with 3.3 per 1,000 inhabitants.
• In cities in the Northeast, the rate of full-time law enforcement employees was
3.2 per 1,000 inhabitants.
• The rate of full-time law enforcement employees in cities in the Midwest was
2.6 per 1,000 inhabitants.
• The rate of full-time law enforcement employees in cities in the West was 2.2 per
1,000 inhabitants.