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Full-time Law Enforcement Employees, by Population Group, Percent Male and Female, 2012

• Nationwide in 2012, 88.1 percent of full-time law enforcement officers were males.
• More than 60 percent (60.3) of full-time civilian law enforcement employees were females.
• Of the city population groups, cities with populations of 10,000 to 24,999 inhabitants employed the highest percentage (92.2) of male officers.
• Cities with populations of 1 million and over (a subset of the total Group I cities) employed the highest percentage (17.9) of female officers.
• Regarding the nation’s full-time civilian law enforcement employees, cities with populations of 100,000 to 249,999 inhabitants had the highest percentage (74.0) of females.
• Metropolitan county agencies had the highest percentage (46.0) of male full-time civilian law enforcement employees.