Full-time Civilian Law Enforcement Employees
by Population Group
Percent of Total, 2017
|GROUP I (250,000 and over)||23.5||79||60,607,956|
|1,000,000 and over (Group I subset)||23.8||11||27,835,810|
|500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset)||22.5||23||17,010,028|
|250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset)||23.6||45||15,762,118|
|GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999)||23.1||198||29,257,403|
|GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999)||22.3||431||30,031,331|
|GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999)||19.7||775||26,916,000|
|GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999)||18.7||1,609||25,660,537|
|GROUP VI (under 10,000)||21.8||6,966||20,714,322|
- 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. 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, 2017
- In 2017, 30 percent of the nation’s full-time law enforcement employees were civilians.
- Within the nation’s cities, 22.1 percent of full-time law enforcement employees were civilians.
- The highest percentages of full-time civilian law enforcement employees were in nonmetropolitan counties (40.5 percent) and metropolitan counties (40.2 percent).