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Police Residence: police-locals.csv

This table contains data behind the story Most Police Don’t Live In The Cities They Serve.

Includes the cities with the 75 largest police forces, with the exception of Honolulu for which data is not available. All calculations are based on data from the U.S. Census.

The Census Bureau numbers are potentially going to differ from other counts for three reasons:

  1. The census category for police officers also includes sheriffs, transit police and others who might not be under the same jurisdiction as a city’s police department proper. The census category won’t include private security officers.
  2. The census data is estimated from 2006 to 2010; police forces may have changed in size since then.
  3. There is always a margin of error in census numbers; they are estimates, not complete counts.

How to read police-locals.csv

Header Definition
city U.S. city
police_force_size Number of police officers serving that city
all Percentage of the total police force that lives in the city
white Percentage of white (non-Hispanic) police officers who live in the city
non-white Percentage of non-white police officers who live in the city
black Percentage of black police officers who live in the city
hispanic Percentage of Hispanic police officers who live in the city
asian Percentage of Asian police officers who live in the city

Note: When a cell contains ** it means that there are fewer than 100 police officers of that race serving that city.

Data license: CC Attribution 4.0 License · Data source: fivethirtyeight/data on GitHub

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Link rowid city police_force_size all white non-white black hispanic asian
1 New York 32300 0.617956656 0.446386555 0.7644189379999999 0.770891365 0.762860728 0.749235474
2 Chicago 12120 0.875 0.871962617 0.877400295 0.89740566 0.83982684 0.966666667
3 Los Angeles 10100 0.228217822 0.152777778 0.263848397 0.387387387 0.217679558 0.305263158
4 Washington 9340 0.115631692 0.05677419400000001 0.15736505 0.170189099 0.08988764 0.230769231
5 Houston 7700 0.29220779199999997 0.17373461 0.399258344 0.36637931 0.457142857 0.408163265
6 Philadelphia 6045 0.8354011579999999 0.7768987340000001 0.8994800690000001 0.924657534 0.817391304 **
7 Phoenix 4475 0.311731844 0.270801815 0.42735042700000003 0.52173913 0.427710843 **
8 San Diego 4460 0.362107623 0.372983871 0.34848484799999996 0.538461538 0.297794118 0.515625
9 Dallas 3605 0.191400832 0.171503958 0.21345029199999999 0.214634146 0.256880734 **
10 Detroit 3265 0.37059724299999997 0.081967213 0.542787286 0.568 0.333333333 **
11 San Francisco 3020 0.316225166 0.25949367100000004 0.378472222 0.186046512 0.253333333 0.486111111
12 San Antonio 2955 0.6243654820000001 0.44387755100000004 0.7139240509999999 0.574468085 0.739130435 **
13 Atlanta 2950 0.137288136 0.18627451 0.111398964 0.101983003 ** **
14 Las Vegas 2830 0.374558304 0.4 0.307692308 0.387755102 0.267857143 **
15 Baltimore 2800 0.257142857 0.1328125 0.361842105 0.391459075 ** **
16 Boston 2560 0.4765625 0.44155844200000005 0.582677165 0.686567164 0.75 **
17 Jacksonville, Fla. 2335 0.809421842 0.7137809190000001 0.956521739 1 0.888888889 1
18 El Paso, Texas 2260 0.8517699120000001 0.826446281 0.86102719 ** 0.86102719 **
19 Columbus, Ohio 2245 0.405345212 0.379781421 0.518072289 0.571428571 ** **
20 Cleveland 2045 0.557457213 0.498127341 0.669014085 0.595959596 0.941176471 **
21 Tucson, Ariz. 2020 0.398514851 0.41666666700000005 0.375 ** 0.333333333 **
22 Newark, N.J. 2005 0.279301746 0.207964602 0.37142857100000004 0.519480519 0.260416667 **
23 Austin, Texas 1985 0.294710327 0.194690265 0.426900585 0.25 0.453846154 **
24 Memphis, Tenn. 1970 0.464467005 0.339130435 0.640243902 0.668874172 ** **
25 Milwaukee 1960 0.7219387759999999 0.692883895 0.784 0.931034483 0.733333333 **
26 San Jose, Calif. 1875 0.46666666700000003 0.47234042600000004 0.457142857 ** 0.406976744 0.44
27 Miami 1860 0.072580645 0.030612245 0.087591241 0 0.116751269 **
28 Denver 1820 0.28296703300000003 0.14932126699999998 0.48951049 0.580645161 0.391752577 **
29 Sacramento, Calif. 1820 0.07967033 0.063380282 0.1375 0.32 0 **
30 Charlotte, N.C. 1780 0.362359551 0.294545455 0.592592593 0.833333333 0.321428571 **
31 Tampa, Fla. 1715 0.177842566 0.131914894 0.27777777800000003 0.276595745 0.326923077 **
32 Indianapolis 1620 0.648148148 0.71042471 0.4 0.383333333 ** **
33 Santa Ana, Calif. 1590 0.09433962300000001 0.058823529000000006 0.12087912099999999 ** 0.148648649 0
34 New Orleans 1560 0.5 0.324074074 0.593137255 0.62371134 ** **
35 Oakland, Calif. 1530 0.09477124199999999 0.026666667 0.16025641 0.0625 0.108108108 0.28125
36 Orlando, Fla. 1530 0.117647059 0.09 0.16981132100000002 ** 0.111111111 **
37 Oklahoma City, Okla. 1500 0.596666667 0.5473251029999999 0.807017544 0.62962963 ** **
38 Seattle 1445 0.117647059 0.115577889 0.12222222199999999 0.1875 0 **
39 Kansas City, Mo. 1440 0.7777777779999999 0.768 0.842105263 1 ** **
40 Nashville, Tenn. 1440 0.6180555560000001 0.43715847 0.933333333 0.947368421 ** **
41 Laredo, Texas 1435 0.93728223 0.962962963 0.9313304720000001 ** 0.931330472 **
42 Fort Worth, Texas 1430 0.426573427 0.306748466 0.585365854 0.637931034 0.559322034 **
43 Louisville, Ky. 1430 0.6468531470000001 0.620833333 0.7826086959999999 0.772727273 ** **
44 Norfolk, Va. 1425 0.21754386 0.267080745 0.153225806 0.106796117 ** **
45 Arlington, Va. 1360 0.202205882 0.222222222 0.1796875 0.16 ** **
46 Pittsburgh 1350 0.6592592589999999 0.67965368 0.538461538 0.533333333 ** **
47 Albuquerque, N.M. 1340 0.615671642 0.62962963 0.601503759 ** 0.566371681 **
48 Jersey City, N.J. 1170 0.252136752 0.206451613 0.34177215200000005 0.303030303 0.325581395 **
49 Raleigh, N.C. 1150 0.26956521699999997 0.206349206 0.56097561 ** ** **
50 Rochester, N.Y. 1150 0.1 0.040935673 0.271186441 0.195121951 ** **
51 Cincinnati 1145 0.227074236 0.14772727300000002 0.490566038 0.648648649 ** **
52 Long Beach, Calif. 1115 0.29147982100000003 0.277227723 0.303278689 ** 0.3125 0
53 Birmingham, Ala. 1110 0.225225225 0.086021505 0.325581395 0.328125 ** **
54 Wichita, Kan. 1075 0.6 0.511764706 0.933333333 ** 0.896551724 **
55 Virginia Beach, Va. 1070 0.7897196259999999 0.75625 0.8888888890000001 0.727272727 1 **
56 Fresno, Calif. 1040 0.514423077 0.509615385 0.519230769 0.681818182 0.46031746 **
57 Buffalo, N.Y. 1010 0.33663366299999997 0.29239766100000003 0.580645161 ** 0.523809524 **
58 Minneapolis 1000 0.1 0.052631579000000005 0.379310345 ** ** **
59 Portland, Ore. 1000 0.21 0.186440678 0.39130434799999997 ** ** **
60 Reno, Nev. 1000 0.34 0.323863636 0.45833333299999995 ** ** **
61 Richmond, Va. 1000 0.11 0.101694915 0.12195122 0.208333333 ** **
62 Baton Rouge, La. 980 0.214285714 0.144067797 0.320512821 0.342465753 ** **
63 Jackson, Miss. 960 0.390625 0.08219178099999999 0.579831933 0.579831933 ** **
64 Riverside, Calif. 955 0.219895288 0.35 0.076923077 0 0.142857143 **
65 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 950 0.16842105300000001 0.220183486 0.09876543199999999 0.102564103 0.114285714 **
66 St. Louis 950 0.589473684 0.538461538 0.671232877 0.682539683 ** **
67 Brownsville, Texas 925 0.513513514 0.5 0.514124294 ** 0.520231214 **
68 Albany, N.Y. 890 0.185393258 0.16025641 0.363636364 ** ** **
69 Colorado Springs, Colo. 860 0.604651163 0.553030303 0.775 ** 0.913043478 **
70 Savannah, Ga. 860 0.215116279 0.076923077 0.299065421 0.170731707 0.75 **
71 Winston-Salem, N.C. 860 0.575581395 0.424778761 0.86440678 0.869565217 ** **
72 Toledo, Ohio 805 0.565217391 0.5307692310000001 0.709677419 0.75 ** **
73 Madison, Wis. 790 0.278481013 0.24647887300000001 0.5625 ** ** **
74 Corpus Christi, Texas 770 0.857142857 0.893333333 0.82278481 ** 0.847222222 **
75 San Bernardino, Calif. 755 0.271523179 0.263157895 0.28 ** 0.274509804 **

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CREATE TABLE "police-locals/police-locals" (
"city" TEXT,
  "police_force_size" INTEGER,
  "all" REAL,
  "white" REAL,
  "non-white" REAL,
  "black" TEXT,
  "hispanic" TEXT,
  "asian" TEXT
)
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