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Table 74 Data Declaration

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Full-time Law Enforcement Employees, by Population Group, Percent Male and Female, 2014 

The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. 

General comments 

  • This table provides the total number of law enforcement employees, both sworn officers and civilian employees, within a particular population group. The totals are also presented with the percent distribution by gender. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • The 2014 police employee data submitted by the West Virginia state UCR Program were not received by the publication deadline and are not included in this table. 

Methodology 

  • The information in this table is derived from law enforcement employee counts (as of October 31, 2014) submitted by participating agencies. 

  • The UCR Program defines law enforcement officers as individuals who ordinarily carry a firearm and a badge, have full arrest powers, and are paid from governmental funds set aside specifically to pay sworn law enforcement.

  • Civilian employees include full-time agency personnel such as clerks, radio dispatchers, meter attendants, stenographers, jailers, correctional officers, and mechanics.

Population groups 

The UCR Program uses the following population group designations: 

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1Includes universities and colleges to which no population is attributed.

2Includes state police to which no population is attributed.

Population estimation 

For the 2014 population estimates used in this table, the FBI computed individual rates of growth from one year to the next for every city/town and county using 2010 decennial population counts and 2011 through 2013 population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Each agency’s rates of growth were averaged; that average was then applied and added to its 2013 Census population estimate to derive the agency’s 2014 population estimate.