Table 12

Crime Trends

by Population Group, 2009–2010

Population group Violent
crime
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Forcible
rape
Robbery Aggravated
assault
Property
crime
Burglary Larceny-
theft
Motor
vehicle
theft
Arson Number
of
agencies
2010
estimated
population
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: 2009 1,253,786 14,668 79,306 394,107 765,705 8,783,560 2,068,376 5,950,908 764,276 56,477
2010 1,181,579 14,077 76,322 355,795 735,385 8,543,699 2,034,268 5,801,900 707,531 52,191 14,706 291,385,855
Percent change -5.8 -4.0 -3.8 -9.7 -4.0 -2.7 -1.6 -2.5 -7.4 -7.6
TOTAL CITIES 2009 998,731 11,318 58,265 343,360 585,788 6,875,514 1,515,174 4,754,923 605,417 41,914
2010 943,322 10,861 56,651 310,450 565,360 6,666,087 1,489,019 4,615,865 561,203 39,169 10,611 197,239,780
Percent change -5.5 -4.0 -2.8 -9.6 -3.5 -3.0 -1.7 -2.9 -7.3 -6.5
GROUP I (250,000 and over) 2009 453,671 5,808 18,889 184,802 244,172 2,240,358 521,170 1,440,506 278,682 15,164
2010 428,565 5,731 18,673 167,555 236,606 2,164,781 509,242 1,392,700 262,839 14,006 75 57,354,512
Percent change -5.5 -1.3 -1.1 -9.3 -3.1 -3.4 -2.3 -3.3 -5.7 -7.6
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) 2009 193,010 2,369 6,105 85,436 99,100 842,014 178,035 555,477 108,502 4,587
2010 183,262 2,316 6,062 78,293 96,591 810,287 172,991 535,650 101,646 3,890 10 25,823,829
Percent change -5.1 -2.2 -0.7 -8.4 -2.5 -3.8 -2.8 -3.6 -6.3 -15.2
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) 2009 146,001 1,903 6,501 55,448 82,149 798,436 192,180 509,521 96,735 5,405
2010 138,348 1,813 6,658 49,429 80,448 767,672 185,280 491,214 91,178 5,291 25 17,415,371
Percent change -5.2 -4.7 +2.4 -10.9 -2.1 -3.9 -3.6 -3.6 -5.7 -2.1
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) 2009 114,660 1,536 6,283 43,918 62,923 599,908 150,955 375,508 73,445 5,172
2010 106,955 1,602 5,953 39,833 59,567 586,822 150,971 365,836 70,015 4,825 40 14,115,312
Percent change -6.7 +4.3 -5.3 -9.3 -5.3 -2.2 * -2.6 -4.7 -6.7
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) 2009 165,046 1,875 10,022 56,341 96,808 1,198,242 275,636 808,869 113,737 6,686
2010 156,707 1,744 9,481 51,275 94,207 1,155,269 273,363 778,735 103,171 6,426 203 30,280,703
Percent change -5.1 -7.0 -5.4 -9.0 -2.7 -3.6 -0.8 -3.7 -9.3 -3.9
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) 2009 131,509 1,272 8,769 42,113 79,355 1,040,159 228,051 728,515 83,593 6,346
2010 123,175 1,248 8,492 37,895 75,540 1,006,803 223,639 706,049 77,115 5,886 458 31,381,299
Percent change -6.3 -1.9 -3.2 -10.0 -4.8 -3.2 -1.9 -3.1 -7.7 -7.2
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 2009 95,293 934 7,198 28,129 59,032 861,663 177,532 630,329 53,802 4,881
2010 89,599 914 7,107 25,031 56,547 839,961 178,140 612,266 49,555 4,427 808 27,927,972
Percent change -6.0 -2.1 -1.3 -11.0 -4.2 -2.5 +0.3 -2.9 -7.9 -9.3
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 2009 82,409 748 6,906 20,435 54,320 819,189 170,827 604,783 43,579 3,985
2010 77,803 700 6,481 18,285 52,337 796,254 166,235 590,495 39,524 3,754 1,743 27,712,113
Percent change -5.6 -6.4 -6.2 -10.5 -3.7 -2.8 -2.7 -2.4 -9.3 -5.8
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 2009 70,803 681 6,481 11,540 52,101 715,903 141,958 541,921 32,024 4,852
2010 67,473 524 6,417 10,409 50,123 703,019 138,400 535,620 28,999 4,670 7,324 22,583,181
Percent change -4.7 -23.1 -1.0 -9.8 -3.8 -1.8 -2.5 -1.2 -9.4 -3.8
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES 2009 200,546 2,407 14,784 46,206 137,149 1,489,728 405,436 953,993 130,299 10,893
2010 186,939 2,369 13,844 41,111 129,615 1,450,064 396,185 934,912 118,967 9,608 1,710 67,489,063
Percent change -6.8 -1.6 -6.4 -11.0 -5.5 -2.7 -2.3 -2.0 -8.7 -11.8
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES1 2009 54,509 943 6,257 4,541 42,768 418,318 147,766 241,992 28,560 3,670
2010 51,318 847 5,827 4,234 40,410 427,548 149,064 251,123 27,361 3,414 2,385 26,657,012
Percent change -5.9 -10.2 -6.9 -6.8 -5.5 +2.2 +0.9 +3.8 -4.2 -7.0
SUBURBAN AREAS2 2009 348,688 3,684 25,803 86,425 232,776 3,018,216 702,080 2,093,365 222,771 18,895
2010 326,791 3,606 24,748 77,080 221,357 2,940,843 688,618 2,049,413 202,812 16,860 7,765 123,142,328
Percent change -6.3 -2.1 -4.1 -10.8 -4.9 -2.6 -1.9 -2.1 -9.0 -10.8
  • 1 Includes state police agencies that report aggregately for the entire state.
  • 2 Suburban areas include law enforcement agencies in cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants and county law enforcement agencies that are within a Metropolitan Statistical Area. Suburban areas exclude all metropolitan agencies associated with a principal city. The agencies associated with suburban areas also appear in other groups within this table.
  • * Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

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