Table 72

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees1

Range in Rate per 1,000 Inhabitants

by Population Group, 2014

Rate range Total cities2
(8,597 cities;
population
183,432,062)
Group I
(72 cities,
250,000 and
over;
population
55,946,176)
Group II
(192 cities,
100,000 to
249,999;
population
28,478,947)
Group III
(405 cities,
50,000 to
99,999;
population
28,000,451)
Group IV
(729 cities,
25,000 to
49,999;
population
25,123,097)
Group V
(1,579 cities,
10,000 to
24,999;
population
25,167,878)
Group VI
(5,620 cities,
under 10,000;
population
20,715,513)
.1-.5 Number 99 0 0 0 0 5 94
Percent 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.7
.6-1.0 Number 452 0 0 13 26 55 358
Percent 5.3 0.0 0.0 3.2 3.6 3.5 6.4
1.1-1.5 Number 1,182 4 45 94 128 222 689
Percent 13.7 5.6 23.4 23.2 17.6 14.1 12.3
1.6-2.0 Number 1,766 16 54 115 217 409 955
Percent 20.5 22.2 28.1 28.4 29.8 25.9 17.0
2.1-2.5 Number 1,637 17 41 101 181 401 896
Percent 19.0 23.6 21.4 24.9 24.8 25.4 15.9
2.6-3.0 Number 1,121 12 26 48 99 235 701
Percent 13.0 16.7 13.5 11.9 13.6 14.9 12.5
3.1-3.5 Number 724 7 13 22 45 129 508
Percent 8.4 9.7 6.8 5.4 6.2 8.2 9.0
3.6-4.0 Number 464 4 11 3 24 60 362
Percent 5.4 5.6 5.7 0.7 3.3 3.8 6.4
4.1-4.5 Number 311 4 1 4 4 27 271
Percent 3.6 5.6 0.5 1.0 0.5 1.7 4.8
4.6-5.0 Number 208 4 0 3 3 24 174
Percent 2.4 5.6 0.0 0.7 0.4 1.5 3.1
5.1 and over Number 633 4 1 2 2 12 612
Percent 7.4 5.6 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.8 10.9
Total cities Number 8,597 72 192 405 729 1,579 5,620
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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