Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
by Geographic Region and Division by Population Group, Number and Rate
per 1,000 Inhabitants, 2007
The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.
- This table provides the number and rate of law enforcement employees broken down by geographic region, division, and population group.
- The totals for full-time law enforcement employees in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan counties are combined in this table.
- Suburban area includes law enforcement agencies in cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants and county law enforcement agencies that are within a Metropolitan Statistical Area.
- The information in this table is derived from law enforcement employee counts (as of October 31, 2007) submitted by participating agencies.
- 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 governmental funds set aside specifically to pay sworn law enforcement.
- Civilian employees include full-time agency personnel such as clerks, radio dispatchers, meter attendants, stenographers, jailers, correctional officers, and mechanics.
Regions and divisions
The U.S. Census Bureau has established the four regions of the United States along with their nine subdivisions which are used by the UCR Program compiling the Nation's crime data. The following table lists the 50 states and the District of Columbia arranged according to the regions and divisions of the United States.
New England Connecticut
Middle Atlantic New Jersey
East North Central Illinois
West North Central Iowa
South Atlantic Delaware
District of Columbia
East South Central Alabama
West South Central Arkansas
For the 2007 population estimates used in this table, the FBI computed individual rates of growth from one year to the next for every city/town and county using 2000 decennial population counts and 2001 through 2006 population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Each agency's rates of growth were averaged; that average was then applied and added to its 2006 Census population estimate to derive the agency's 2007 population estimate.
If you have questions about this table
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