Full-time Law Enforcement Officers
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)
- This table provides the number and rate of sworn law enforcement officers
broken down by geographic region, division, and population group.
- For the data presentation in this table, the totals for full-time law
enforcement officers in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan counties are
- 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 officer
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
Regions and divisions
The U.S. Census Bureau has established the four regions of the United
States along with nine subdivisions that the UCR Program uses to compile
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.
East North Central
West North Central
District of Columbia
East South Central
West South Central
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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