Table 75

Full-time Civilian Law Enforcement Employees
by Population Group
Percent of Total, 2008
Population group Percent
civilian
employees
Number of
agencies
2008
estimated
population
TOTAL AGENCIES: 30.8 14,169 286,237,461
TOTAL CITIES 22.6 10,915 193,548,068
GROUP I (250,000 and over) 23.2 75 55,781,739
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) 23.3 10 25,543,437
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) 22.0 24 16,218,619
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) 24.5 41 14,019,683
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) 24.7 189 27,940,012
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) 23.3 437 29,817,070
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 21.3 807 27,597,191
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 20.1 1,807 28,634,261
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 22.2 7,600 23,777,795
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES 41.9 1,201 65,844,305
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES 40.8 2,053 26,845,088
SUBURBAN AREAS1 34.9 7,412 121,966,483

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