Table 12

Crime Trends

by Population Group, 2012–2013

Population group Violent
crime
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Forcible
rape1
Robbery Aggravated
assault
Property
crime
Burglary Larceny-
theft
Motor
vehicle
theft
Arson Number
of
agencies
2013
estimated
population
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: 2012 1,145,272 14,349 65,733 345,758 719,432 8,507,866 1,992,895 5,816,991 697,980 51,126
2013 1,095,149 13,716 62,034 335,428 683,971 8,160,228 1,820,544 5,665,392 674,292 44,245 15,232 299,269,511
Percent change -4.4 -4.4 -5.6 -3.0 -4.9 -4.1 -8.6 -2.6 -3.4 -13.5
TOTAL CITIES 2012 919,218 11,198 50,003 303,475 554,542 6,671,809 1,460,169 4,655,398 556,242 38,974
2013 877,594 10,511 47,606 294,292 525,185 6,434,879 1,335,527 4,557,867 541,485 33,432 11,031 202,966,923
Percent change -4.5 -6.1 -4.8 -3.0 -5.3 -3.6 -8.5 -2.1 -2.7 -14.2
GROUP I (250,000 and over) 2012 416,885 5,897 15,715 167,168 228,105 2,155,161 493,768 1,401,823 259,570 12,945
2013 402,988 5,356 15,522 162,815 219,295 2,097,875 454,980 1,395,583 247,312 12,150 77 57,394,814
Percent change -3.3 -9.2 -1.2 -2.6 -3.9 -2.7 -7.9 -0.4 -4.7 -6.1
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) 2012 166,007 2,255 5,254 74,843 83,655 783,251 166,197 523,397 93,657 3,547
2013 161,252 1,930 5,356 71,478 82,488 760,143 151,503 521,708 86,932 3,612 10 25,735,804
Percent change -2.9 -14.4 +1.9 -4.5 -1.4 -3.0 -8.8 -0.3 -7.2 +1.8
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) 2012 138,439 1,929 5,833 48,874 81,803 747,008 177,258 481,094 88,656 4,772
2013 134,216 1,786 5,848 48,375 78,207 733,283 164,283 482,351 86,649 4,466 24 16,780,477
Percent change -3.1 -7.4 +0.3 -1.0 -4.4 -1.8 -7.3 +0.3 -2.3 -6.4
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) 2012 112,439 1,713 4,628 43,451 62,647 624,902 150,313 397,332 77,257 4,626
2013 107,520 1,640 4,318 42,962 58,600 604,449 139,194 391,524 73,731 4,072 43 14,878,533
Percent change -4.4 -4.3 -6.7 -1.1 -6.5 -3.3 -7.4 -1.5 -4.6 -12.0
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) 2012 154,144 1,788 8,812 50,456 93,088 1,167,627 268,959 793,349 105,319 6,540
2013 145,408 1,806 7,951 48,590 87,061 1,130,942 246,360 778,577 106,005 5,603 215 32,029,761
Percent change -5.7 +1.0 -9.8 -3.7 -6.5 -3.1 -8.4 -1.9 +0.7 -14.3
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) 2012 116,180 1,162 7,351 34,531 73,136 977,397 215,072 687,344 74,981 5,584
2013 110,033 1,171 6,972 33,264 68,626 942,519 194,902 673,912 73,705 4,599 471 32,516,218
Percent change -5.3 +0.8 -5.2 -3.7 -6.2 -3.6 -9.4 -2.0 -1.7 -17.6
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 2012 85,900 920 6,370 23,082 55,528 836,125 172,406 616,275 47,444 4,538
2013 80,441 865 6,035 22,462 51,079 806,275 158,056 601,616 46,603 3,489 841 28,988,979
Percent change -6.4 -6.0 -5.3 -2.7 -8.0 -3.6 -8.3 -2.4 -1.8 -23.1
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 2012 77,759 826 6,011 17,517 53,405 817,630 169,750 608,579 39,301 3,809
2013 73,998 713 5,587 17,065 50,633 778,955 153,632 586,929 38,394 3,212 1,813 28,865,002
Percent change -4.8 -13.7 -7.1 -2.6 -5.2 -4.7 -9.5 -3.6 -2.3 -15.7
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 2012 68,350 605 5,744 10,721 51,280 717,869 140,214 548,028 29,627 5,558
2013 64,726 600 5,539 10,096 48,491 678,313 127,597 521,250 29,466 4,379 7,614 23,172,149
Percent change -5.3 -0.8 -3.6 -5.8 -5.4 -5.5 -9.0 -4.9 -0.5 -21.2
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES 2012 183,662 2,337 11,357 39,349 130,619 1,461,686 405,229 938,019 118,438 9,151
2013 177,318 2,386 10,425 38,507 126,000 1,380,837 369,194 901,047 110,596 8,153 1,844 71,774,379
Percent change -3.5 +2.1 -8.2 -2.1 -3.5 -5.5 -8.9 -3.9 -6.6 -10.9
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES2 2012 42,392 814 4,373 2,934 34,271 374,371 127,497 223,574 23,300 3,001
2013 40,237 819 4,003 2,629 32,786 344,512 115,823 206,478 22,211 2,660 2,357 24,528,209
Percent change -5.1 +0.6 -8.5 -10.4 -4.3 -8.0 -9.2 -7.6 -4.7 -11.4
SUBURBAN AREAS3 2012 326,107 3,773 21,495 75,543 225,296 3,023,845 709,426 2,112,377 202,042 17,202
2013 312,046 3,692 20,220 73,494 214,640 2,865,297 642,401 2,030,729 192,167 14,556 8,346 131,056,632
Percent change -4.3 -2.1 -5.9 -2.7 -4.7 -5.2 -9.4 -3.9 -4.9 -15.4
  • 1 The rape figures in this table are based on the legacy Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) definition of rape. The rape figures shown for 2012 and 2013 include converted National Incident-Based Reporting System rape data and those states/agencies that reported the legacy UCR definition of rape for both years.
  • 2 Includes state police agencies that report aggregately for the entire state.
  • 3 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.

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