Full-time Law Enforcement Officers
Range in Rate per 1,000 Inhabitants
by Population Group, 2006
The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.
- All information in this table is as of October 31, 2006.
- This table includes the number of agencies that fall within specified rate ranges of employment for law enforcement officers.
- The UCR Program defines law enforcement officers as individuals who ordinarily carry a firearm and a badge, have full arrest powers, and are paid from government funds set aside specifically for law enforcement.
- The FBI derived the rate of full-time law enforcement officers per population group by first dividing the aggregated total of officers for the group by the aggregated estimated populations covered by the contributing agencies and then multiplying the resulting figure by 1,000.
- Agencies with no resident population; i.e., those associated with universities and colleges (see Table 79), other agencies (see Table 81), and some state agencies; are excluded from this table. Therefore, the total number of agencies used in this table differs from that provided in other Law Enforcement Employee tables.
The FBI calculated 2006 state growth rates using revised 2005 state/national population estimates and 2006 provisional state/national population estimates provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. The FBI then estimated population figures for city and county jurisdictions by applying the 2006 state growth rate to the updated 2005 U.S. Census Bureau data.
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