Table 73

Full-time Law Enforcement Officers

Range in Rate per 1,000 Inhabitants

by Population Group, 2019

Rate range Total cities1
(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 89 0 0 1 4 6 78
Percent 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.4 1.3
.6-1.0 Number 662 4 38 73 78 84 385
Percent 7.4 4.7 18.4 17.1 9.9 5.1 6.6
1.1-1.5 Number 1,732 20 75 136 240 403 858
Percent 19.4 23.5 36.2 31.9 30.5 24.5 14.8
1.6-2.0 Number 2,228 27 48 137 266 546 1,204
Percent 24.9 31.8 23.2 32.1 33.8 33.2 20.8
2.1-2.5 Number 1,599 12 26 52 126 367 1,016
Percent 17.9 14.1 12.6 12.2 16.0 22.3 17.5
2.6-3.0 Number 956 6 15 16 61 137 721
Percent 10.7 7.1 7.2 3.7 7.7 8.3 12.4
3.1-3.5 Number 532 6 2 9 7 55 453
Percent 5.9 7.1 1.0 2.1 0.9 3.3 7.8
3.6-4.0 Number 326 3 2 0 3 32 286
Percent 3.6 3.5 1.0 0.0 0.4 1.9 4.9
4.1-4.5 Number 234 5 1 2 1 6 219
Percent 2.6 5.9 0.5 0.5 0.1 0.4 3.8
4.6-5.0 Number 130 1 0 1 0 3 125
Percent 1.5 1.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 2.2
5.1 and over Number 459 1 0 0 2 5 451
Percent 5.1 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 7.8
Total cities Number 8,947 85 207 427 788 1,644 5,796
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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