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Full-time Civilian Law Enforcement Employees, by Population Group, Percent of Total, 2018

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

General comments

  • This table provides data about civilian employees in law enforcement agencies by population group.
  • 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 information in this table is derived from civilian employee counts (as of October 31, 2018) submitted by participating agencies.
  • 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:

Population Group 

Political Label 

Population Range 


250,000 and more 



100,000 to 249,999 



50,000 to 99,999 



25,000 to 49,999 


10,000 to 24,999 



Less than 10,000 

VIII (Nonmetropolitan County)2 



IX (Metropolitan County)2 



1Includes universities and colleges to which no population is attributed.
2Includes state police to which no population is attributed.

Population estimation

For the 2018 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 2017 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 2017 Census population estimate to derive the agency’s 2018 population estimate.