Table 2

Crime in the United States

by Community Type, 2013

Area Population1 Violent
crime
2
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Rape
(revised
definition)3
Rape
(legacy
definition)4
Robbery Aggravated
assault
Property
crime
Burglary Larceny-
theft
Motor
vehicle
theft
United States Total 316,128,839 1,191,988 14,196 108,612 79,770 345,031 724,149 8,632,512 1,928,465 6,004,453 699,594
Rate per 100,000 inhabitants 377.1 4.5 34.4 25.2 109.1 229.1 2,730.7 610.0 1,899.4 221.3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 269,190,260
Area actually reporting5 98.8% 1,020,004 12,495 46,965 39,980 330,671 629,873 7,509,668 1,635,957 5,228,622 644,175
Estimated total 100.0% 1,069,788 12,548 90,739 66,640 332,161 634,340 7,579,569 1,650,943 5,280,799 647,827
Rate per 100,000 inhabitants 397.4 4.7 33.7 24.8 123.4 235.6 2,815.7 613.3 1,961.7 240.7
Cities outside metropolitan areas 19,062,412
Area actually reporting5 92.9% 63,185 654 5,256 3,925 8,763 48,512 604,425 129,969 449,937 24,519
Estimated total 100.0% 71,800 714 9,724 7,161 9,581 51,781 651,409 140,654 484,530 26,225
Rate per 100,000 inhabitants 376.7 3.7 51.0 37.6 50.3 271.6 3,417.2 737.9 2,541.8 137.6
Nonmetropolitan Counties 27,876,167
Area actually reporting5 93.5% 45,686 870 5,830 3,537 3,068 35,688 377,843 127,915 225,019 24,160
Estimated total 100.0% 50,400 934 8,149 5,969 3,289 38,028 401,534 136,868 239,124 25,542
Rate per 100,000 inhabitants 180.8 3.4 29.2 21.4 11.8 136.4 1,440.4 491.0 857.8 91.6
  • 1 Population figures are U.S. Census Bureau provisional estimates as of July 1, 2013.
  • 2 The violent crime figures include the offenses of murder, rape (revised definition), robbery, and aggravated assault.
  • 3 The figures shown in this column for the offense of rape were estimated using the revised Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) definition of rape. See data declaration for further explanation.
  • 4 The figures shown in this column for the offense of rape were estimated using the legacy UCR definition of rape. See data declaration for further explanation.
  • 5 The percentage reported under "Area actually reporting" is based upon the population covered by agencies providing 3 months or more of crime reports to the FBI.
  • NOTE: Although arson data are included in the trend and clearance tables, sufficient data are not available to estimate totals for this offense. Therefore, no arson data are published in this table.

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Crime in the United States, by Community Type, 2013

  • In 2013, the violent crime rate in the United States was 377.1 per 100,000 inhabitants.
  • In Metropolitan Statistical Areas, the violent crime rate was 397.4 per 100,000 inhabitants. 
  • The violent crime rate was 376.7 per 100,000 inhabitants in cities outside metropolitan areas; the violent crime rate was 180.8 per 100,000 inhabitants in nonmetropolitan counties.
  • The murder rate in the United States was 4.5 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants in 2013.
  • The murder rate in Metropolitan Statistical Areas was 4.7 per 100,000 inhabitants. 
  • The murder rates in cities outside metropolitan areas and in nonmetropolitan counties were 3.7 per 100,000 inhabitants and 3.4 per 100,000 in population, respectively.
  • The property crime rate in the United States was 2,730.7 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2013.
  • In Metropolitan Statistical Areas, the property crime rate was 2,815.7 per 100,000 inhabitants. 
  • The property crime rate was 3,417.2 per 100,000 inhabitants in cities outside metropolitan areas; the property crime rate was 1,440.4 per 100,000 inhabitants in nonmetropolitan counties.