Table 73

Full-time Law Enforcement Officers

Range in Rate per 1,000 Inhabitants

by Population Group, 2014

Rate range Total cities1
(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 111 0 0 1 3 7 100
Percent 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.4 1.8
.6-1.0 Number 702 4 33 72 74 107 412
Percent 8.2 5.6 17.2 17.8 10.2 6.8 7.3
1.1-1.5 Number 1,768 16 68 129 237 428 890
Percent 20.6 22.2 35.4 31.9 32.5 27.1 15.8
1.6-2.0 Number 2,193 20 44 126 241 559 1,203
Percent 25.5 27.8 22.9 31.1 33.1 35.4 21.4
2.1-2.5 Number 1,468 13 26 54 105 278 992
Percent 17.1 18.1 13.5 13.3 14.4 17.6 17.7
2.6-3.0 Number 856 7 12 15 53 117 652
Percent 10.0 9.7 6.3 3.7 7.3 7.4 11.6
3.1-3.5 Number 511 4 8 6 13 52 428
Percent 5.9 5.6 4.2 1.5 1.8 3.3 7.6
3.6-4.0 Number 298 2 0 1 1 19 275
Percent 3.5 2.8 0.0 0.2 0.1 1.2 4.9
4.1-4.5 Number 183 5 1 1 0 6 170
Percent 2.1 6.9 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.4 3.0
4.6-5.0 Number 106 0 0 0 0 4 102
Percent 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.8
5.1 and over Number 401 1 0 0 2 2 396
Percent 4.7 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.1 7.0
Total cities Number 8,597 72 192 405 729 1,579 5,620
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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