Table 14

Crime Trends

by Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties1 by Population Group, 2010–2011

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
2011
estimated
population
METROPOLITAN
COUNTIES
100,000 and over 2010 126,789 1,587 8,150 33,334 83,718 936,419 243,633 615,601 77,185 5,630
2011 117,739 1,472 7,636 30,507 78,124 913,307 240,309 601,479 71,519 5,249 154 41,109,258
Percent change -7.1 -7.2 -6.3 -8.5 -6.7 -2.5 -1.4 -2.3 -7.3 -6.8
25,000 to 99,999 2010 41,633 566 4,444 4,605 32,018 376,332 117,212 235,645 23,475 2,284
2011 40,248 589 4,083 4,852 30,724 383,124 120,875 239,714 22,535 2,239 428 22,123,925
Percent change -3.3 +4.1 -8.1 +5.4 -4.0 +1.8 +3.1 +1.7 -4.0 -2.0
Under 25,000 2010 15,855 193 1,539 2,104 12,019 119,132 29,076 73,457 16,599 1,415
2011 14,714 181 1,509 1,851 11,173 120,456 29,904 74,217 16,335 1,288 1,140 4,390,631
Percent change -7.2 -6.2 -1.9 -12.0 -7.0 +1.1 +2.8 +1.0 -1.6 -9.0
NONMETROPOLITAN
COUNTIES
25,000 and over 2010 22,239 353 2,358 2,193 17,335 193,048 69,619 112,026 11,403 1,255
2011 21,161 321 2,149 2,063 16,628 199,628 71,535 117,031 11,062 1,203 296 11,691,442
Percent change -4.8 -9.1 -8.9 -5.9 -4.1 +3.4 +2.8 +4.5 -3.0 -4.1
10,000 to 24,999 2010 14,853 216 1,576 954 12,107 127,594 45,075 74,896 7,623 1,045
2011 14,448 260 1,434 869 11,885 131,754 44,553 79,662 7,539 979 577 9,354,356
Percent change -2.7 +20.4 -9.0 -8.9 -1.8 +3.3 -1.2 +6.4 -1.1 -6.3
Under 10,000 2010 8,761 151 1,218 329 7,063 63,266 20,417 38,095 4,754 855
2011 8,032 155 1,129 299 6,449 63,345 19,955 38,723 4,667 716 1,362 4,124,315
Percent change -8.3 +2.6 -7.3 -9.1 -8.7 +0.1 -2.3 +1.6 -1.8 -16.3
  • 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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