Table 72

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees1

Range in Rate per 1,000 Inhabitants

by Population Group, 2019

Rate range Total cities2
(8,947
cities;
population
196,900,226)
Group I
(85 cities,
250,000 and
over;
population
62,520,440)
Group II
(207 cities,
100,000 to
249,999;
population
30,396,345)
Group III
(427 cities,
50,000 to
99,999;
population
29,799,314)
Group IV
(788 cities,
25,000 to
49,999;
population
27,147,744)
Group V
(1,644 cities,
10,000 to
24,999;
population
26,146,921)
Group VI
(5,796 cities,
under 10,000;
population
20,889,462)
.1-.5 Number 76 0 0 0 1 4 71
Percent 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 1.2
.6-1.0 Number 411 0 1 9 25 49 327
Percent 4.6 0.0 0.5 2.1 3.2 3.0 5.6
1.1-1.5 Number 1,172 6 51 97 152 204 662
Percent 13.1 7.1 24.6 22.7 19.3 12.4 11.4
1.6-2.0 Number 1,798 14 57 126 214 412 975
Percent 20.1 16.5 27.5 29.5 27.2 25.1 16.8
2.1-2.5 Number 1,720 26 51 103 204 385 951
Percent 19.2 30.6 24.6 24.1 25.9 23.4 16.4
2.6-3.0 Number 1,234 14 22 57 106 311 724
Percent 13.8 16.5 10.6 13.3 13.5 18.9 12.5
3.1-3.5 Number 747 6 14 16 55 134 522
Percent 8.3 7.1 6.8 3.7 7.0 8.2 9.0
3.6-4.0 Number 523 6 9 9 21 67 411
Percent 5.8 7.1 4.3 2.1 2.7 4.1 7.1
4.1-4.5 Number 332 3 1 6 2 39 281
Percent 3.7 3.5 0.5 1.4 0.3 2.4 4.8
4.6-5.0 Number 229 5 1 1 4 17 201
Percent 2.6 5.9 0.5 0.2 0.5 1.0 3.5
5.1 and over Number 705 5 0 3 4 22 671
Percent 7.9 5.9 0.0 0.7 0.5 1.3 11.6
Total cities Number 8,947 85 207 427 788 1,644 5,796
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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