Table 72

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees1
Range in Rate per 1,000 Inhabitants
by Population Group, 2009
Rate range Total cities2
(10,127 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
(6,771 cities, under 10,000; population 24,185,571)
.1-.5 Number 113 0 0 0 1 5 107
Percent 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3 1.6
.6-1.0 Number 458 0 0 8 18 44 388
Percent 4.5 0.0 0.0 1.8 2.2 2.4 5.7
1.1-1.5 Number 1,171 1 24 60 113 205 768
Percent 11.6 1.3 12.8 13.7 13.9 11.1 11.3
1.6-2.0 Number 1,937 12 54 132 208 422 1,109
Percent 19.1 16.0 28.7 30.1 25.5 22.9 16.4
2.1-2.5 Number 1,968 21 48 123 242 450 1,084
Percent 19.4 28.0 25.5 28.0 29.7 24.5 16.0
2.6-3.0 Number 1,420 14 29 58 118 314 887
Percent 14.0 18.7 15.4 13.2 14.5 17.1 13.1
3.1-3.5 Number 920 8 16 29 64 197 606
Percent 9.1 10.7 8.5 6.6 7.9 10.7 8.9
3.6-4.0 Number 666 7 7 14 30 102 506
Percent 6.6 9.3 3.7 3.2 3.7 5.5 7.5
4.1-4.5 Number 421 5 8 9 10 49 340
Percent 4.2 6.7 4.3 2.1 1.2 2.7 5.0
4.6-5.0 Number 252 2 2 1 6 28 213
Percent 2.5 2.7 1.1 0.2 0.7 1.5 3.1
5.1 and over Number 801 5 0 5 5 23 763
Percent 7.9 6.7 0.0 1.1 0.6 1.3 11.3
Total cities Number 10,127 75 188 439 815 1,839 6,771
Percent3 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

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