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Table 72

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees1

Range in Rate per 1,000 Inhabitants

by Population Group, 2012

Rate range Total cities2
(9,610 cities;
population
193,021,745)
Group I
(75 cities,
250,000 and
over;
population
56,040,960)
Group II
(196 cities,
100,000 to
249,999;
population
29,282,253)
Group III
(426 cities,
50,000 to
99,999;
population
29,406,808)
Group IV
(798 cities,
25,000 to
49,999;
population
27,574,550)
Group V
(1,743 cities,
10,000 to
24,999;
population
27,664,124)
Group VI
(6,372 cities,
under 10,000;
population
23,053,050)
.1-.5 Number 119 0 0 0 2 5 112
Percent 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 1.8
.6-1.0 Number 537 0 1 8 26 59 443
Percent 5.6 0.0 0.5 1.9 3.3 3.4 7.0
1.1-1.5 Number 1,274 3 40 88 133 252 758
Percent 13.3 4.0 20.4 20.7 16.7 14.5 11.9
1.6-2.0 Number 1,954 15 58 135 231 431 1,084
Percent 20.3 20.0 29.6 31.7 28.9 24.7 17.0
2.1-2.5 Number 1,801 18 39 99 211 428 1,006
Percent 18.7 24.0 19.9 23.2 26.4 24.6 15.8
2.6-3.0 Number 1,269 13 31 48 99 277 801
Percent 13.2 17.3 15.8 11.3 12.4 15.9 12.6
3.1-3.5 Number 820 8 16 30 59 140 567
Percent 8.5 10.7 8.2 7.0 7.4 8.0 8.9
3.6-4.0 Number 525 3 5 10 23 77 407
Percent 5.5 4.0 2.6 2.3 2.9 4.4 6.4
4.1-4.5 Number 345 7 5 6 5 36 286
Percent 3.6 9.3 2.6 1.4 0.6 2.1 4.5
4.6-5.0 Number 235 4 0 0 7 19 205
Percent 2.4 5.3 0.0 0.0 0.9 1.1 3.2
5.1 and over Number 731 4 1 2 2 19 703
Percent 7.6 5.3 0.5 0.5 0.3 1.1 11.0
Total cities Number 9,610 75 196 426 798 1,743 6,372
Percent3 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
  • 1 Full-time law enforcement employees include civilians.
  • 2 The number of agencies used to compile these figures differs from other tables that include data about law enforcement employees because agencies with no resident population are excluded from this table. Agencies not included in this table are associated with universities and colleges (see Table 79) and other agencies (see Table 81), as well as some state agencies that have concurrent jurisdiction with other local law enforcement.
  • 3 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.

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