Table 73

Full-time Law Enforcement Officers

Range in Rate per 1,000 Inhabitants

by Population Group, 2015

Rate range Total cities1
(8,830 cities;
population
187,551,939)
Group I
(76 cities,
250,000 and
over;
population
56,116,904)
Group II
(195 cities,
100,000 to
249,999;
population
28,956,838)
Group III
(419 cities,
50,000 to
99,999;
population
29,206,031)
Group IV
(764 cities,
25,000 to
49,999;
population
26,443,466)
Group V
(1,612 cities,
10,000 to
24,999;
population
25,662,681)
Group VI
(5,764 cities,
under 10,000;
population
21,166,019)
.1-.5 Number 118 0 0 1 4 11 102
Percent 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.7 1.8
.6-1.0 Number 729 5 33 76 84 101 430
Percent 8.3 6.6 16.9 18.1 11.0 6.3 7.5
1.1-1.5 Number 1,891 16 69 132 256 454 964
Percent 21.4 21.1 35.4 31.5 33.5 28.2 16.7
1.6-2.0 Number 2,185 25 46 135 242 543 1,194
Percent 24.7 32.9 23.6 32.2 31.7 33.7 20.7
2.1-2.5 Number 1,529 10 28 53 109 291 1,038
Percent 17.3 13.2 14.4 12.6 14.3 18.1 18.0
2.6-3.0 Number 876 8 12 14 50 129 663
Percent 9.9 10.5 6.2 3.3 6.5 8.0 11.5
3.1-3.5 Number 514 5 6 7 15 48 433
Percent 5.8 6.6 3.1 1.7 2.0 3.0 7.5
3.6-4.0 Number 297 3 1 0 1 22 270
Percent 3.4 3.9 0.5 0.0 0.1 1.4 4.7
4.1-4.5 Number 192 3 0 1 1 8 179
Percent 2.2 3.9 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.5 3.1
4.6-5.0 Number 92 0 0 0 0 2 90
Percent 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.6
5.1 and over Number 407 1 0 0 2 3 401
Percent 4.6 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.2 7.0
Total cities Number 8,830 76 195 419 764 1,612 5,764
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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