Home Crime in the U.S. 2013 Crime in the U.S. 2013 Property Crime Arson Arson Table 1

Arson Table 1

Arson Rate

by Population Group, 2013

[13,010 agencies; 2013 estimated population
261,746,967; rate per 100,000 inhabitants]

Population group Rate
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES 15.9
TOTAL CITIES 17.9
Group I (250,000 and over) 27.7
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) 27.6
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) 27.9
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) 27.5
Group II (100,000 to 249,999) 17.6
Group III (50,000 to 99,999) 14.5
Group IV (25,000 to 49,999) 12.2
Group V (10,000 to 24,999) 11.2
Group VI (under 10,000) 20.1
Metropolitan counties 11.8
Nonmetropolitan counties 11.2
Suburban areas1 11.5
  • 1 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.