Table 71

 

Full-time Law Enforcement Officers as of October 31, 2004
Number and Rate per 1,000 Inhabitants
by Geographic Region and Division by Population Group
[2004 estimated population]

Geographic region/division Total
(10,822 cities; population 185,926,671)
Group I
(69 cities, 250,000 and over; population 52,558,631)
Group II
(174 cities, 100,000 to 249,999; population 26,030,515)
Group III
(409 cities, 50,000 to 99,999; population 28,064,440)
Group IV
(785 cities, 25,000 to 49,999; population 27,052,123)
Group V
(1,783 cities, 10,000 to 24,999; population 28,246,568)
Group VI
(7,602 cities, under 10,000; population 23,974,394)
TOTAL CITIES: 10,822 cities; population 185,926,671:              
Number of officers 429,630 149,267 48,435 49,335 48,859 54,814 78,920
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 2.3 2.8 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.9 3.3
New England: 767 cities; population 12,575,681:              
Number of officers 26,811 2,036 3,974 4,936 5,686 5,900 4,279
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 2.1 3.5 2.8 2.0 1.9 1.8 2.3
Middle Atlantic: 1,530 cities; population 30,228,151:              
Number of officers 88,738 45,260 4,289 7,724 9,851 10,333 11,281
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 2.9 4.3 2.7 2.1 2.0 1.9 2.7
NORTHEAST: 2,297 cities; population 42,803,832:              
Number of officers 115,549 47,296 8,263 12,660 15,537 16,233 15,560
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 2.7 4.3 2.7 2.1 2.0 1.8 2.6
East North Central: 2,021 cities; population 30,785,159:              
Number of officers 70,557 22,943 5,641 8,429 9,766 11,332 12,446
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 2.3 3.8 2.0 1.7 1.7 1.8 2.6
West North Central: 1,222 cities; population 12,827,343:              
Number of officers 24,889 5,416 2,636 3,093 2,940 4,016 6,788
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 1.9 2.5 1.8 1.4 1.5 1.7 2.5
MIDWEST: 3,243 cities; population 43,612,502:              
Number of officers 95,446 28,359 8,277 11,522 12,706 15,348 19,234
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 2.2 3.5 1.9 1.6 1.6 1.8 2.6
South Atlantic: 1,740 cities; population 22,271,779:              
Number of officers 67,218 15,942 10,053 8,324 6,674 8,801 17,424
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 3.0 3.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.6 5.5
East South Central: 941 cities; population 9,130,741:              
Number of officers 25,159 5,406 3,216 1,529 3,106 3,939 7,963
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 2.8 2.3 2.6 2.4 2.3 2.4 4.1
West South Central: 1,267 cities; population 22,437,128:              
Number of officers 48,873 18,141 5,994 5,510 3,784 5,346 10,098
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 2.2 2.2 1.8 1.8 1.8 2.0 3.6
SOUTH: 3,948 cities; population 53,839,648:              
Number of officers 141,250 39,489 19,263 15,363 13,564 18,086 35,485
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 2.6 2.5 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.4 4.5
Mountain: 578 cities; population 13,946,410:              
Number of officers 25,785 10,243 4,328 2,823 2,277 2,075 4,039
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 1.8 1.9 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.9 3.1
Pacific: 756 cities; population 31,724,279:              
Number of officers 51,600 23,880 8,304 6,967 4,775 3,072 4,602
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 1.6 1.9 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.5 3.5
WEST: 1,334 cities; population 45,670,689:              
Number of officers 77,385 34,123 12,632 9,790 7,052 5,147 8,641
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 1.7 1.9 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.6 3.3
 
Suburban Area:1 7,337 agencies; population 119,055,079:
Number of officers 294,112        
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 2.5        
 
County:2 3,432 agencies; population 92,506,392:
Number of officers 246,104        
Average number of officers per 1,000 inhabitants 2.7        

1 Suburban area includes law enforcement agencies in cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants and county law enforcement agencies that are within a Metropolitan Statistical Area (see Appendix III). Suburban area excludes all metropolitan agencies associated with a principal city. The agencies associated with suburban areas also appear in other groups within this table.

2 The designation county is a combination of both metropolitan and nonmetropolitan counties.

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