by Region and Geographic Division by Population Group
Number and Rate per 1,000 Inhabitants, 2011
(11,234 cities; population 197,246,457)
(75 cities, 250,000 and over; population 56,398,148)
|TOTAL||Number of officers||442,931||153,550||51,553||49,229||49,876||54,462||84,261||11,234||197,246,457||255,529||14,633||293,058,940||306,562|
|Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants||2.2||2.7||1.8||1.7||1.7||1.9||3.5||2.7||2.4|
|NORTHEAST||Number of officers||116,256||46,034||7,858||12,872||15,008||16,328||18,156||2,592||44,795,747|
|Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants||2.6||4.1||2.6||1.9||1.8||1.8||2.8|
|NEW ENGLAND||Number of officers||28,101||2,156||3,833||5,107||5,485||6,056||5,464||803||12,963,908|
|Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants||2.2||3.5||2.6||1.9||1.8||1.8||3.0|
|MIDDLE ATLANTIC||Number of officers||88,155||43,878||4,025||7,765||9,523||10,272||12,692||1,789||31,831,839|
|Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants||2.8||4.1||2.7||2.0||1.9||1.7||2.7|
|MIDWEST||Number of officers||94,837||29,440||7,194||10,280||12,914||15,013||19,996||3,272||44,800,021|
|Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants||2.1||3.1||1.7||1.5||1.6||1.7||2.7|
|EAST NORTH CENTRAL||Number of officers||68,777||23,491||4,599||7,230||10,097||10,635||12,725||2,060||31,447,185|
|Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants||2.2||3.4||1.7||1.6||1.6||1.7||2.7|
|WEST NORTH CENTRAL||Number of officers||26,060||5,949||2,595||3,050||2,817||4,378||7,271||1,212||13,352,836|
|Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants||2.0||2.4||1.6||1.4||1.5||1.7||2.8|
|SOUTH||Number of officers||150,062||42,222||22,616||15,510||14,943||17,949||36,822||3,960||57,830,484|
|Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants||2.6||2.5||2.1||2.0||2.1||2.3||4.8|
|SOUTH ATLANTIC||Number of officers||70,637||16,280||11,797||8,679||7,143||8,510||18,228||1,700||23,920,448|
|Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants||3.0||3.2||2.2||2.3||2.3||2.6||5.9|
|EAST SOUTH CENTRAL||Number of officers||25,743||6,085||3,485||1,602||3,252||4,000||7,319||902||9,433,738|
|Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants||2.7||2.5||2.5||2.3||2.2||2.5||4.1|
|WEST SOUTH CENTRAL||Number of officers||53,682||19,857||7,334||5,229||4,548||5,439||11,275||1,358||24,476,298|
|Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants||2.2||2.2||1.8||1.7||1.8||2.0||4.0|
|WEST||Number of officers||81,776||35,854||13,885||10,567||7,011||5,172||9,287||1,410||49,820,205|
|Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants||1.6||1.9||1.2||1.2||1.3||1.6||3.8|
|MOUNTAIN||Number of officers||28,963||11,465||4,779||3,192||2,925||1,930||4,672||631||15,834,272|
|Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants||1.8||1.9||1.5||1.5||1.5||1.8||3.7|
|PACIFIC||Number of officers||52,813||24,389||9,106||7,375||4,086||3,242||4,615||779||33,985,933|
|Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants||1.6||1.9||1.1||1.1||1.3||1.4||3.8|
- 1 The designation county is a combination of both metropolitan and nonmetropolitan counties.
- 2 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.
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Full-time Law Enforcement Officers, by Region and Geographic Division by Population Group, Number and Rate per 1,000 Inhabitants, 2011
- In the nation’s cities in 2011, the average number of full-time law enforcement officers was 2.2 per 1,000 residents.
- In cities in the Northeast as well as the South, the rate of full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 inhabitants was 2.6.
- In cities in the Midwest, the rate of full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents was 2.1.
- In cities in the West, the rate of full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 inhabitants was 1.6.