Table 72

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees1

Range in Rate per 1,000 Inhabitants

by Population Group, 2013

Rate range Total cities2
(8,844 cities;
population
179,802,240)
Group I
(73 cities,
250,000 and
over;
population
51,744,651)
Group II
(193 cities,
100,000 to
249,999;
population
28,587,514)
Group III
(405 cities,
50,000 to
99,999;
population
27,923,876)
Group IV
(719 cities,
25,000 to
49,999;
population
24,881,626
Group V
(1,597 cities,
10,000 to
24,999;
population
25,483,611)
Group VI
(5,857 cities,
under 10,000;
population
21,180,962)
.1-.5 Number 104 0 0 0 1 5 98
Percent 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3 1.7
.6-1.0 Number 484 0 2 10 20 50 402
Percent 5.5 0.0 1.0 2.5 2.8 3.1 6.9
1.1-1.5 Number 1,185 4 42 86 128 228 697
Percent 13.4 5.5 21.8 21.2 17.8 14.3 11.9
1.6-2.0 Number 1,794 12 53 122 202 392 1,013
Percent 20.3 16.4 27.5 30.1 28.1 24.5 17.3
2.1-2.5 Number 1,666 21 42 102 195 400 906
Percent 18.8 28.8 21.8 25.2 27.1 25.0 15.5
2.6-3.0 Number 1,167 9 28 51 97 259 723
Percent 13.2 12.3 14.5 12.6 13.5 16.2 12.3
3.1-3.5 Number 777 9 18 18 39 133 560
Percent 8.8 12.3 9.3 4.4 5.4 8.3 9.6
3.6-4.0 Number 474 6 2 9 25 66 366
Percent 5.4 8.2 1.0 2.2 3.5 4.1 6.2
4.1-4.5 Number 314 5 5 4 4 29 267
Percent 3.6 6.8 2.6 1.0 0.6 1.8 4.6
4.6-5.0 Number 213 2 0 1 4 15 191
Percent 2.4 2.7 0.0 0.2 0.6 0.9 3.3
5.1 and over Number 666 5 1 2 4 20 634
Percent 7.5 6.8 0.5 0.5 0.6 1.3 10.8
Total cities Number 8,844 73 193 405 719 1,597 5,857
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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