Table 14

Crime Trends

by Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties1 by Population Group, 2009–2010

Population group Population range 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
METROPOLITAN
COUNTIES
100,000 and over 2009 140,563 1,650 8,679 38,936 91,298 998,597 258,474 651,369 88,754 6,798
2010 130,199 1,635 8,166 34,690 85,708 957,763 250,812 627,292 79,659 6,051 152 40,546,466
Percent change -7.4 -0.9 -5.9 -10.9 -6.1 -4.1 -3.0 -3.7 -10.2 -11.0
25,000 to 99,999 2009 43,548 566 4,488 5,088 33,406 368,887 114,941 229,738 24,208 2,614
2010 40,484 534 4,129 4,321 31,500 370,265 115,042 232,619 22,604 2,237 426 22,168,732
Percent change -7.0 -5.7 -8.0 -15.1 -5.7 +0.4 +0.1 +1.3 -6.6 -14.4
Under 25,000 2009 16,177 190 1,608 2,161 12,218 119,687 31,239 71,204 17,244 1,471
2010 15,958 200 1,491 2,086 12,181 119,366 29,437 73,301 16,628 1,312 1,121 4,574,163
Percent change -1.4 +5.3 -7.3 -3.5 -0.3 -0.3 -5.8 +2.9 -3.6 -10.8
NONMETROPOLITAN
COUNTIES
25,000 and over 2009 23,635 360 2,434 2,352 18,489 186,361 68,141 106,225 11,995 1,311
2010 22,125 352 2,284 2,227 17,262 190,651 68,558 110,657 11,436 1,250 292 11,495,405
Percent change -6.4 -2.2 -6.2 -5.3 -6.6 +2.3 +0.6 +4.2 -4.7 -4.7
10,000 to 24,999 2009 15,862 310 1,583 1,041 12,928 124,095 43,639 72,449 8,007 951
2010 14,849 226 1,560 962 12,101 127,417 44,876 74,864 7,677 928 571 9,159,539
Percent change -6.4 -27.1 -1.5 -7.6 -6.4 +2.7 +2.8 +3.3 -4.1 -2.4
Under 10,000 2009 8,677 162 1,233 419 6,863 61,483 20,884 35,712 4,887 843
2010 8,375 141 1,192 358 6,684 62,858 20,271 37,835 4,752 748 1,345 3,972,118
Percent change -3.5 -13.0 -3.3 -14.6 -2.6 +2.2 -2.9 +5.9 -2.8 -11.3
  • 1 Metropolitan counties include sheriffs and county law enforcement agencies associated with a Metropolitan Statistical Area. Nonmetropolitan counties include sheriffs and county law enforcement agencies that are not associated with a Metropolitan Statistical Area. The offenses from state police agencies are not included in this table.

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