Table 75

 

Full-time Civilian Law Enforcement Employees as of October 31, 2004
Percent of Total
by Population Group
[2004 estimated population]

Population group Percent civilian employees
TOTAL AGENCIES: 14,254 agencies; population 278,433,063 30.4
TOTAL CITIES: 10,822 cities;population 185,926,671
23.2

GROUP I

    69 cities, 250,000 and over; population 52,558,631 25.1
        10 cities, 1,000,000 and over; population 24,789,640 25.4
        22 cities, 500,000 to 999,999; population 14,537,666 24.2
        37 cities, 250,000 to 499,999; population 13,231,325 25.6

GROUP II

    174 cities, 100,000 to 249,999; population 26,030,515 24.7

GROUP III

    409 cities, 50,000 to 99,999; population 28,064,440 23.0

GROUP IV

    785 cities, 25,000 to 49,999; population 27,052,123 21.2

GROUP V

    1,783 cities, 10,000 to 24,999; population 28,246,568 20.2

GROUP VI

    7,602 cities, under 10,000; population 23,974,394 21.9

METROPOLITAN COUNTIES

    1,238 agencies; population 64,238,931 40.3

NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES

    2,194 agencies; population 28,267,461 39.7

SUBURBAN AREA1

    7,337 agencies; population 119,055,079 33.6

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.

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