Table 74

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees

by Population Group

Percent Male and Female, 2018

Population group Total law
enforcement
employees
Percent law
enforcement
employees
Total
officers
Percent
officers
Total
civilians
Percent
civilians
Number
of
agencies
2018
estimated
population
Male Female Male Female Male Female
TOTAL AGENCIES: 975,305 73.3 26.7 686,665 87.4 12.6 288,640 39.7 60.3 13,497 287,702,296
TOTAL CITIES 558,583 75.3 24.7 436,603 87.2 12.8 121,980 32.7 67.3 10,420 197,821,036
GROUP I (250,000 and over) 208,397 72.0 28.0 160,641 83.0 17.0 47,756 35.1 64.9 84 62,552,350
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) 111,889 70.6 29.4 85,136 81.8 18.2 26,753 34.7 65.3 11 27,887,008
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) 53,983 74.7 25.3 42,308 84.2 15.8 11,675 40.2 59.8 25 18,176,452
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) 42,525 72.5 27.5 33,197 84.5 15.5 9,328 29.8 70.2 48 16,488,890
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) 64,905 73.3 26.7 49,636 87.7 12.3 15,269 26.5 73.5 202 30,038,031
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) 63,808 75.8 24.2 49,670 89.2 10.8 14,138 29.0 71.0 442 30,878,709
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 57,819 78.2 21.8 46,443 90.5 9.5 11,376 28.1 71.9 787 27,144,313
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 60,082 79.3 20.7 49,118 91.0 9.0 10,964 27.0 73.0 1,634 25,900,835
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 103,572 78.9 21.1 81,095 89.9 10.1 22,477 39.2 60.8 7,271 21,306,798
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES 297,199 69.8 30.2 178,402 85.9 14.1 118,797 45.7 54.3 1,277 67,869,144
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES 119,523 72.2 27.8 71,660 91.9 8.1 47,863 42.8 57.2 1,800 22,012,116
SUBURBAN AREAS1 453,018 72.9 27.1 302,056 87.6 12.4 150,962 43.5 56.5 7,234 121,529,639
  • 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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