Table 71

Full-time Law Enforcement Officers
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
County1
(3,396 agencies;
population 93,472,364)
Total city
and county
agencies
2009
estimated
total agency population
Suburban Areas2
(7,561 agencies; population 122,719,200)
TOTAL Number of officers 452,037 157,079 51,236 51,954 50,701 56,342 84,725 11,218 195,945,107 254,849 14,614 289,417,471 308,436
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 2.3 2.8 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.9 3.5 2.7 2.5
NORTHEAST Number of officers 119,716 46,977 8,037 13,362 15,834 17,095 18,411 2,555 44,463,787
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 2.7 4.1 2.9 2.1 2.0 1.8 2.8
NEW ENGLAND Number of officers 28,095 2,177 3,913 5,029 5,753 5,937 5,286 767 12,718,661
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 2.2 3.5 2.7 2.0 1.9 1.8 3.0
MIDDLE ATLANTIC Number of officers 91,621 44,800 4,124 8,333 10,081 11,158 13,125 1,788 31,745,126
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 2.9 4.1 3.0 2.2 2.0 1.9 2.8
MIDWEST Number of officers 100,076 31,280 7,271 11,665 13,125 15,557 21,178 3,329 45,346,245
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 2.2 3.2 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.8 2.8
EAST NORTH CENTRAL Number of officers 73,889 25,247 5,006 8,366 10,411 11,219 13,640 2,105 32,243,478
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 2.3 3.5 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.8 2.8
WEST NORTH CENTRAL Number of officers 26,187 6,033 2,265 3,299 2,714 4,338 7,538 1,224 13,102,767
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 2.0 2.3 1.7 1.4 1.6 1.7 2.9
SOUTH Number of officers 147,235 40,469 22,404 15,406 14,603 18,448 35,905 3,945 56,670,646
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 2.6 2.5 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.4 4.7
SOUTH ATLANTIC Number of officers 69,384 16,420 12,115 8,217 7,099 8,512 17,021 1,621 23,306,717
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 3.0 3.1 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.6 5.8
EAST SOUTH CENTRAL Number of officers 27,569 5,393 4,079 1,822 3,369 4,439 8,467 1,016 9,875,872
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 2.8 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.4 4.3
WEST SOUTH CENTRAL Number of officers 50,282 18,656 6,210 5,367 4,135 5,497 10,417 1,308 23,488,057
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 2.1 2.1 1.7 1.7 1.8 2.1 3.8
WEST Number of officers 85,010 38,353 13,524 11,521 7,139 5,242 9,231 1,389 49,464,429
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 1.7 2.0 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.6 3.7
MOUNTAIN Number of officers 30,029 12,819 4,542 3,345 2,725 1,947 4,651 625 16,208,175
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 1.9 1.9 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.9 3.6
PACIFIC Number of officers 54,981 25,534 8,982 8,176 4,414 3,295 4,580 764 33,256,254
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 1.7 2.0 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.5 3.7

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