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Table 75

Full-time Civilian Law Enforcement Employees

by Population Group

Percent of Total, 2010

Population group Percent
civilian
employees
Number
of
agencies
2010
estimated
population
TOTAL AGENCIES: 30.4 14,744 291,414,594
TOTAL CITIES 22.3 11,356 197,172,429
GROUP I (250,000 and over) 23.3 74 56,581,538
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) 24.4 10 25,823,829
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) 21.5 24 16,642,397
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) 22.4 40 14,115,312
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) 23.5 193 28,908,827
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) 22.6 437 29,978,412
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 20.7 812 27,951,300
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 19.6 1,853 29,350,253
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 22.2 7,987 24,402,099
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES 41.6 1,254 66,864,768
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES 40.5 2,134 27,377,397
SUBURBAN AREAS1 34.5 7,675 124,334,967
  • 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 (see Data Declaration). 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.

Data Declaration

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Overview

Full-time Civilian Law Enforcement Employees, by Population Group, Percent of Total, 2010

  • In 2010, 30.4 percent of the Nation’s full-time law enforcement employees were civilians.
  • Among the Nation’s cities, 22.3 percent of full-time law enforcement employees were civilians.
  • The highest percentages of full-time civilian law enforcement employees were in metropolitan counties (41.6 percent) and nonmetropolitan counties (40.5 percent).