Table 72

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees1

Range in Rate per 1,000 Inhabitants

by Population Group, 2018

Rate range Total
(9,148
cities;
population
197,821,036)
Group I
(84 cities,
250,000 and
over;
population
62,552,350)
Group II
(202 cities,
100,000 to
249,999;
population
30,038,031)
Group III
(442 cities,
50,000 to
99,999;
population
30,878,709)
Group IV
(787 cities,
25,000 to
49,999;
population
27,144,313)
Group V
(1,634 cities,
10,000 to
24,999;
population
25,900,835)
Group VI
(5,999 cities,
under 10,000;
population
21,306,798)
.1-.5 Number 85 0 0 0 1 4 80
Percent 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 1.3
.6-1.0 Number 463 0 1 10 27 54 371
Percent 5.1 0.0 0.5 2.3 3.4 3.3 6.2
1.1-1.5 Number 1,215 5 47 102 148 220 693
Percent 13.3 6.0 23.3 23.1 18.8 13.5 11.6
1.6-2.0 Number 1,829 17 57 129 227 384 1,015
Percent 20.0 20.2 28.2 29.2 28.8 23.5 16.9
2.1-2.5 Number 1,688 29 43 106 180 419 911
Percent 18.5 34.5 21.3 24.0 22.9 25.6 15.2
2.6-3.0 Number 1,217 7 29 60 115 291 715
Percent 13.3 8.3 14.4 13.6 14.6 17.8 11.9
3.1-3.5 Number 784 7 17 18 57 122 563
Percent 8.6 8.3 8.4 4.1 7.2 7.5 9.4
3.6-4.0 Number 545 10 6 7 22 69 431
Percent 6.0 11.9 3.0 1.6 2.8 4.2 7.2
4.1-4.5 Number 340 2 1 6 2 30 299
Percent 3.7 2.4 0.5 1.4 0.3 1.8 5.0
4.6-5.0 Number 230 2 1 2 4 18 203
Percent 2.5 2.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.1 3.4
5.1 and over Number 752 5 0 2 4 23 718
Percent 8.2 6.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 1.4 12.0
Total cities Number 9,148 84 202 442 787 1,634 5,999
Percent3 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
  • 1 Full-time law enforcement employees include civilians.
  • 2 The number of agencies used to compile these figures differs from other tables that include data about law enforcement employees 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.
  • 3 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.

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