Table 70

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees1
by Region and Geographic Division by Population Group
Number and Rate per 1,000 Inhabitants, 2008
Geographic region/division Total
(10,915 cities; population 193,548,068)
Group I
(75 cities, 250,000 and over;
population 55,781,739)
Group II
(189 cities, 100,000 to 249,999; population 27,940,012)
Group III
(437 cities, 50,000 to 99,999; population 29,817,070)
Group IV
(807 cities, 25,000 to 49,999; population 27,597,191)
Group V
(1,807 cities, 10,000 to 24,999; population 28,634,261)
Group VI
(7,600 cities, under 10,000; population 23,777,795)
Total city agencies 2008
estimated city population
County2
(3,254 agencies; population 92,689,393)
Total city
and county agencies
2008
estimated total agency population
Suburban
Areas3
(7,412 agencies;
population
121,966,483)
TOTAL Number of employees 581,504 203,685 69,458 68,260 64,319 69,817 105,965 10,915 193,548,068 442,724 14,169 286,237,461 475,575
Average number of employees per 1,000 inhabitants 3.0 3.7 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.4 4.5 4.8 3.9
NORTHEAST Number of employees 148,946 63,711 9,727 16,191 18,715 19,836 20,766 2,448 43,249,515
Average number of employees per 1,000 inhabitants 3.4 5.7 3.5 2.6 2.4 2.2 3.3
NEW ENGLAND Number of employees 34,498 2,862 4,784 6,073 7,082 7,360 6,337 760 12,565,101
Average number of employees per 1,000 inhabitants 2.7 4.7 3.3 2.4 2.3 2.2 3.7
MIDDLE ATLANTIC Number of employees 114,448 60,849 4,943 10,118 11,633 12,476 14,429 1,688 30,684,414
Average number of employees per 1,000 inhabitants 3.7 5.7 3.6 2.8 2.4 2.2 3.2
MIDWEST Number of employees 119,708 34,738 9,181 14,185 17,047 19,453 25,104 3,302 44,263,045
Average number of employees per 1,000 inhabitants 2.7 3.9 2.3 2.0 2.1 2.2 3.4
EAST NORTH CENTRAL Number of employees 86,804 26,719 6,306 10,101 13,594 13,987 16,097 2,072 31,160,435
Average number of employees per 1,000 inhabitants 2.8 4.1 2.4 2.1 2.1 2.3 3.4
WEST NORTH CENTRAL Number of employees 32,904 8,019 2,875 4,084 3,453 5,466 9,007 1,230 13,102,610
Average number of employees per 1,000 inhabitants 2.5 3.2 2.1 1.7 2.0 2.2 3.4
SOUTH Number of employees 195,204 53,130 31,148 21,343 18,261 23,603 47,719 3,817 57,241,561
Average number of employees per 1,000 inhabitants 3.4 3.2 2.8 2.7 2.8 3.0 6.3
SOUTH ATLANTIC Number of employees 91,638 21,255 17,056 11,405 8,812 10,687 22,423 1,524 23,422,121
Average number of employees per 1,000 inhabitants 3.9 4.3 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.3 8.0
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL Number of employees 33,871 6,847 4,537 2,377 4,225 5,595 10,290 978 9,738,647
Average number of employees per 1,000 inhabitants 3.5 2.8 3.3 3.2 2.9 3.2 5.3
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL Number of employees 69,695 25,028 9,555 7,561 5,224 7,321 15,006 1,315 24,080,793
Average number of employees per 1,000 inhabitants 2.9 2.8 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.7 5.3
WEST Number of employees 117,646 52,106 19,402 16,541 10,296 6,925 12,376 1,348 48,793,947
Average number of employees per 1,000 inhabitants 2.4 2.7 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.2 4.8
MOUNTAIN Number of employees 40,986 17,802 6,176 4,698 3,990 2,501 5,819 583 15,768,765
Average number of employees per 1,000 inhabitants 2.6 2.7 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.5 4.4
PACIFIC Number of employees 76,660 34,304 13,226 11,843 6,306 4,424 6,557 765 33,025,182
Average number of employees per 1,000 inhabitants 2.3 2.7 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.0 5.3

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