Table 73

Full-time Law Enforcement Officers

Range in Rate per 1,000 Inhabitants

by Population Group, 2018

Rate range Total cities1
(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 102 0 0 1 3 7 91
Percent 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.4 1.5
.6-1.0 Number 702 4 34 84 74 92 414
Percent 7.7 4.8 16.8 19.0 9.4 5.6 6.9
1.1-1.5 Number 1,798 21 75 134 255 402 911
Percent 19.7 25.0 37.1 30.3 32.4 24.6 15.2
1.6-2.0 Number 2,236 26 47 141 257 546 1,219
Percent 24.4 31.0 23.3 31.9 32.7 33.4 20.3
2.1-2.5 Number 1,554 11 23 56 126 349 989
Percent 17.0 13.1 11.4 12.7 16.0 21.4 16.5
2.6-3.0 Number 945 5 17 15 54 141 713
Percent 10.3 6.0 8.4 3.4 6.9 8.6 11.9
3.1-3.5 Number 615 8 4 8 12 56 527
Percent 6.7 9.5 2.0 1.8 1.5 3.4 8.8
3.6-4.0 Number 338 3 2 0 3 26 304
Percent 3.7 3.6 1.0 0.0 0.4 1.6 5.1
4.1-4.5 Number 239 4 0 2 1 5 227
Percent 2.6 4.8 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.3 3.8
4.6-5.0 Number 136 1 0 0 1 4 130
Percent 1.5 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 2.2
5.1 and over Number 483 1 0 1 1 6 474
Percent 5.3 1.2 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.4 7.9
Total cities Number 9,148 84 202 442 787 1,634 5,999
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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