Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
by Population Group
Percent Male and Female, 2007
The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR)
- This table includes the number of reported sworn law enforcement officers
and civilian employees broken down by population group. The totals are
also broken down by percent male and percent female.
- 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.
- 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.
- The information in this table is derived from law enforcement employee
counts (as of October 31, 2007) submitted by participating agencies.
- The UCR Program defines law enforcement officers as individuals who
ordinarily carry a firearm and a badge, have full arrest powers, and
are paid from governmental funds set aside specifically to pay sworn
- Civilian employees include full-time agency personnel such as clerks,
radio dispatchers, meter attendants, stenographers, jailers, correctional
officers, and mechanics.
The UCR Program uses the following population group designations:
||250,000 and more
||100,000 to 249,999
||50,000 to 99,999
||25,000 to 49,999
||10,000 to 24,999
||Less than 10,000
|VIII (Nonmetropolitan County)
|IX (Metropolitan County)
universities and colleges to which no population is attributed.
state police to which no population is attributed.
For the 2007 population estimates used in this table, the FBI computed
individual rates of growth from one year to the next for every city/town
and county using 2000 decennial population counts and 2001 through 2006
population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Each agency’s rates of
growth were averaged; that average was then applied and added to its 2006
Census population estimate to derive the agency’s 2007 population estimate.
If you have questions about this table
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