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

• In the nation’s cities in 2012, the average number of full-time law enforcement
officers was 2.2 per 1,000 residents.
• Law enforcement agencies in the Northeast and in the South each reported a rate
of 2.6 full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 inhabitants.
• In cities in the Midwest, the rate of full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000
residents was 2.1.
• The rate of full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 inhabitants was 1.6 in
cities in the West.