Table 75

Full-time Civilian Law Enforcement Employees

by Population Group

Percent of Total, 2018

Population group Percent
civilian
employees
Number
of
agencies
2018
estimated
population
TOTAL AGENCIES: 29.6 13,497 287,702,296
TOTAL CITIES 21.8 10,420 197,821,036
GROUP I (250,000 and over) 22.9 84 62,552,350
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) 23.9 11 27,887,008
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) 21.6 25 18,176,452
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) 21.9 48 16,488,890
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) 23.5 202 30,038,031
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) 22.2 442 30,878,709
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 19.7 787 27,144,313
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 18.2 1,634 25,900,835
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 21.7 7,271 21,306,798
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES 40.0 1,277 67,869,144
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES 40.0 1,800 22,012,116
SUBURBAN AREAS1 33.3 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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