Table 72

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees1
Range in Rate per 1,000 Inhabitants
by Population Group, 2008
Rate range Total cities2
(9,927 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
(6,612 cities, under 10,000; population 23,777,795)
.1-.5 Number 99 0 0 0 1 5 93
Percent 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3 1.4
.6-1.0 Number 444 0 0 5 21 42 376
Percent 4.5 0.0 0.0 1.1 2.6 2.3 5.7
1.1-1.5 Number 1,068 1 15 60 92 189 711
Percent 10.8 1.3 7.9 13.7 11.4 10.5 10.8
1.6-2.0 Number 1,825 10 58 125 203 383 1,046
Percent 18.4 13.3 30.7 28.6 25.2 21.2 15.8
2.1-2.5 Number 1,971 20 45 126 249 470 1,061
Percent 19.9 26.7 23.8 28.8 30.9 26.0 16.0
2.6-3.0 Number 1,434 19 34 58 116 328 879
Percent 14.4 25.3 18.0 13.3 14.4 18.2 13.3
3.1-3.5 Number 968 6 17 32 68 207 638
Percent 9.8 8.0 9.0 7.3 8.4 11.5 9.6
3.6-4.0 Number 593 6 12 12 30 81 452
Percent 6.0 8.0 6.3 2.7 3.7 4.5 6.8
4.1-4.5 Number 442 4 5 12 17 55 349
Percent 4.5 5.3 2.6 2.7 2.1 3.0 5.3
4.6-5.0 Number 283 1 2 2 6 25 247
Percent 2.9 1.3 1.1 0.5 0.7 1.4 3.7
5.1 and over Number 800 8 1 5 4 22 760
Percent 8.1 10.7 0.5 1.1 0.5 1.2 11.5
Total cities Number 9,927 75 189 437 807 1,807 6,612
Percent3 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

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