Table 74

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
by Population Group
Percent Male and Female, 2008
Population group Total law
enforcement
employees
Percent law
enforcement
employees
Total
officers
Percent
officers
Total
civilians
Percent
civilians
Number
of agencies
2008
estimated
population
Male Female Male Female Male Female
TOTAL AGENCIES: 1,024,228 72.8 27.2 708,569 88.1 11.9 315,659 38.4 61.6 14,169 286,237,461
TOTAL CITIES 581,504 75.0 25.0 449,896 88.1 11.9 131,608 30.2 69.8 10,915 193,548,068
GROUP I
(250,000 and over)
203,685 70.9 29.1 156,445 83.0 17.0 47,240 30.8 69.2 75 55,781,739
1,000,000 and over
(Group I subset)
109,612 69.5 30.5 84,091 81.8 18.2 25,521 29.2 70.8 10 25,543,437
500,000 to 999,999
(Group I subset)
54,659 73.5 26.5 42,616 84.0 16.0 12,043 36.4 63.6 24 16,218,619
250,000 to 499,999
(Group I subset)
39,414 71.2 28.8 29,738 85.2 14.8 9,676 28.2 71.8 41 14,019,683
GROUP II
(100,000 to 249,999)
69,458 72.8 27.2 52,273 88.1 11.9 17,185 26.3 73.7 189 27,940,012
GROUP III
(50,000 to 99,999)
68,260 75.9 24.1 52,341 90.5 9.5 15,919 27.8 72.2 437 29,817,070
GROUP IV
(25,000 to 49,999)
64,319 77.8 22.2 50,650 91.4 8.6 13,669 27.2 72.8 807 27,597,191
GROUP V
(10,000 to 24,999)
69,817 79.1 20.9 55,767 92.2 7.8 14,050 26.9 73.1 1,807 28,634,261
GROUP VI
(under 10,000)
105,965 79.2 20.8 82,420 91.3 8.7 23,545 37.1 62.9 7,600 23,777,795
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES 308,179 69.1 30.9 179,079 86.4 13.6 129,100 45.1 54.9 1,201 65,844,305
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES 134,545 71.8 28.2 79,594 92.0 8.0 54,951 42.5 57.5 2,053 26,845,088
SUBURBAN AREAS1 475,575 72.5 27.5 309,689 88.5 11.5 165,886 42.6 57.4 7,412 121,966,483

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