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Table 73

Full-time Law Enforcement Officers

Range in Rate per 1,000 Inhabitants

by Population Group, 2012

Rate range Total cities1
(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 132 0 0 0 4 7 121
Percent 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.4 1.9
.6-1.0 Number 767 3 29 61 72 109 493
Percent 8.0 4.0 14.8 14.3 9.0 6.3 7.7
1.1-1.5 Number 1,977 13 68 139 257 474 1,026
Percent 20.6 17.3 34.7 32.6 32.2 27.2 16.1
1.6-2.0 Number 2,450 26 49 139 272 595 1,369
Percent 25.5 34.7 25.0 32.6 34.1 34.1 21.5
2.1-2.5 Number 1,613 11 28 58 117 326 1,073
Percent 16.8 14.7 14.3 13.6 14.7 18.7 16.8
2.6-3.0 Number 994 6 13 19 58 135 763
Percent 10.3 8.0 6.6 4.5 7.3 7.7 12.0
3.1-3.5 Number 541 5 7 8 12 55 454
Percent 5.6 6.7 3.6 1.9 1.5 3.2 7.1
3.6-4.0 Number 345 4 1 0 4 24 312
Percent 3.6 5.3 0.5 0.0 0.5 1.4 4.9
4.1-4.5 Number 216 5 1 2 0 12 196
Percent 2.2 6.7 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.7 3.1
4.6-5.0 Number 124 1 0 0 0 3 120
Percent 1.3 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.9
5.1 and over Number 451 1 0 0 2 3 445
Percent 4.7 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.2 7.0
Total cities Number 9,610 75 196 426 798 1,743 6,372
Percent2 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
  • 1 The number of agencies used to compile these figures differs from other tables that include data about law enforcement officers 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.
  • 2 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.

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