Table 73

Full-time Law Enforcement Officers

Range in Rate per 1,000 Inhabitants

by Population Group, 2013

Rate range Total cities1
(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 116 0 0 0 5 5 106
Percent 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.3 1.8
.6-1.0 Number 719 4 30 60 66 100 459
Percent 8.1 5.5 15.5 14.8 9.2 6.3 7.8
1.1-1.5 Number 1,825 13 69 141 248 435 919
Percent 20.6 17.8 35.8 34.8 34.5 27.2 15.7
1.6-2.0 Number 2,220 25 48 131 232 547 1,237
Percent 25.1 34.2 24.9 32.3 32.3 34.3 21.1
2.1-2.5 Number 1,472 9 30 48 102 297 986
Percent 16.6 12.3 15.5 11.9 14.2 18.6 16.8
2.6-3.0 Number 935 8 7 16 50 128 726
Percent 10.6 11.0 3.6 4.0 7.0 8.0 12.4
3.1-3.5 Number 527 6 7 6 11 45 452
Percent 6.0 8.2 3.6 1.5 1.5 2.8 7.7
3.6-4.0 Number 295 3 2 1 2 24 263
Percent 3.3 4.1 1.0 0.2 0.3 1.5 4.5
4.1-4.5 Number 201 4 0 2 0 10 185
Percent 2.3 5.5 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.6 3.2
4.6-5.0 Number 115 0 0 0 0 2 113
Percent 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.9
5.1 and over Number 419 1 0 0 3 4 411
Percent 4.7 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.3 7.0
Total cities Number 8,844 73 193 405 719 1,597 5,857
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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