Table 75

Full-time Civilian Law Enforcement Employees

by Population Group

Percent of Total, 2013

Population group Percent
civilian
employees
Number
of
agencies
2013
estimated
population
TOTAL AGENCIES: 30.5 13,051 268,684,780
TOTAL CITIES 22.5 9,894 179,802,240
GROUP I (250,000 and over) 24.2 73 51,744,651
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) 26.6 8 20,834,644
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) 20.8 23 16,417,960
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) 22.9 42 14,492,047
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) 23.9 193 28,587,514
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) 22.2 405 27,923,876
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 20.4 719 24,881,626
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 18.9 1,597 25,483,611
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 22.1 6,907 21,180,962
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES 40.2 1,256 66,747,452
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES 41.8 1,901 22,135,088
SUBURBAN AREAS1 33.8 6,969 117,915,697
  • 1 Suburban areas include law enforcement agencies in cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants and county law enforcement agencies that are within a Metropolitan Statistical Area (see Data Declaration). Suburban areas exclude all metropolitan agencies associated with a principal city. The agencies associated with suburban areas also appear in other groups within this table.

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Full-time Civilian Law Enforcement Employees, by Population Group, Percent of Total, 2013

  • In 2013, more than 30 percent (30.5) of the nation’s full-time law enforcement employees were civilians.
  • Within the nation’s cities, 22.5 percent of full-time law enforcement employees were civilians.
  • The highest percentages of full-time civilian law enforcement employees were in nonmetropolitan counties (41.8 percent) and metropolitan counties (40.2 percent).