Table 70

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees1
by Region and Geographic Division by Population Group
Number and Rate per 1,000 Inhabitants, 2009
Region/geographic division Total
(11,218 cities;
population 195,945,107)
Group I
(75 cities, 250,000 and over;
population 56,942,042)
Group II
(188 cities, 100,000 to 249,999;
population 27,843,405)
Group III
(439 cities, 50,000 to 99,999;
population 29,972,217)
Group IV
(815 cities, 25,000 to 49,999;
population 27,953,975)
Group V
(1,839 cities,
10,000 to 24,999;
population 29,047,897)
Group VI
(7,862 cities, under 10,000;
population 24,185,571)
Total
city
agencies
2009
estimated
city population
County2
(3,396 agencies;
population 93,472,364)
Total
city and county
agencies
2009
estimated
total agency population
Suburban Areas3
(7,561 agencies;
population 122,719,200)
TOTAL Number of employees 584,672 206,064 67,620 67,603 64,238 70,228 108,919 11,218 195,945,107 436,784 14,614 289,417,471 471,235
Average number of employees per 1,000 inhabitants 3.0 3.6 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.4 4.5 4.7 3.8
NORTHEAST Number of employees 151,716 64,615 9,687 16,159 18,881 20,248 22,126 2,555 44,463,787
Average number of employees per 1,000 inhabitants 3.4 5.7 3.4 2.6 2.3 2.2 3.4
NEW ENGLAND Number of employees 34,094 2,760 4,645 5,886 6,891 7,274 6,638 767 12,718,661
Average number of employees per 1,000 inhabitants 2.7 4.4 3.2 2.3 2.2 2.2 3.8
MIDDLE ATLANTIC Number of employees 117,622 61,855 5,042 10,273 11,990 12,974 15,488 1,788 31,745,126
Average number of employees per 1,000 inhabitants 3.7 5.7 3.7 2.7 2.4 2.2 3.3
MIDWEST Number of employees 121,536 36,221 9,015 14,556 16,570 19,284 25,890 3,329 45,346,245
Average number of employees per 1,000 inhabitants 2.7 3.7 2.2 2.0 2.1 2.2 3.5
EAST NORTH CENTRAL Number of employees 88,596 28,177 6,120 10,470 13,110 13,888 16,831 2,105 32,243,478
Average number of employees per 1,000 inhabitants 2.7 3.9 2.3 2.1 2.1 2.2 3.4
WEST NORTH CENTRAL Number of employees 32,940 8,044 2,895 4,086 3,460 5,396 9,059 1,224 13,102,767
Average number of employees per 1,000 inhabitants 2.5 3.1 2.1 1.7 2.0 2.2 3.5
SOUTH Number of employees 192,563 52,258 29,507 20,382 18,880 23,655 47,881 3,945 56,670,646
Average number of employees per 1,000 inhabitants 3.4 3.2 2.8 2.7 2.8 3.1 6.2
SOUTH ATLANTIC Number of employees 90,954 22,032 15,954 10,956 9,003 10,685 22,324 1,621 23,306,717
Average number of employees per 1,000 inhabitants 3.9 4.2 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.3 7.6
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL Number of employees 34,869 6,482 5,328 2,346 4,301 5,706 10,706 1,016 9,875,872
Average number of employees per 1,000 inhabitants 3.5 2.9 3.3 3.1 2.9 3.1 5.4
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL Number of employees 66,740 23,744 8,225 7,080 5,576 7,264 14,851 1,308 23,488,057
Average number of employees per 1,000 inhabitants 2.8 2.7 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.7 5.4
WEST Number of employees 118,857 52,970 19,411 16,506 9,907 7,041 13,022 1,389 49,464,429
Average number of employees per 1,000 inhabitants 2.4 2.7 1.9 1.8 1.9 2.2 5.2
MOUNTAIN Number of employees 42,897 18,788 6,466 4,751 3,737 2,625 6,530 625 16,208,175
Average number of employees per 1,000 inhabitants 2.6 2.8 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.5 5.1
PACIFIC Number of employees 75,960 34,182 12,945 11,755 6,170 4,416 6,492 764 33,256,254
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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