Table 14

Crime Trends

by Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties1 by Population Group, 2012–2013

Population group Population range Violent
crime
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Forcible
rape2
Robbery Aggravated
assault
Property
crime
Burglary Larceny-
theft
Motor
vehicle
theft
Arson Number
of
agencies
2013
estimated
population
METROPOLITAN
COUNTIES
100,000 and over 2012 123,238 1,516 5,930 31,810 83,982 937,921 248,881 613,142 75,898 5,426
2013 119,377 1,481 5,605 31,191 81,100 891,399 227,693 594,118 69,588 4,791 167 42,999,902
Percent change -3.1 -2.3 -5.5 -1.9 -3.4 -5.0 -8.5 -3.1 -8.3 -11.7
25,000 to 99,999 2012 44,281 611 3,928 5,595 34,147 394,752 124,622 246,719 23,411 2,426
2013 42,841 681 3,532 5,507 33,121 368,405 112,967 232,785 22,653 2,147 454 23,785,185
Percent change -3.3 +11.5 -10.1 -1.6 -3.0 -6.7 -9.4 -5.6 -3.2 -11.5
Under 25,000 2012 15,907 208 1,454 1,934 12,311 126,260 30,946 76,268 19,046 1,281
2013 14,828 224 1,247 1,796 11,561 118,654 27,839 72,551 18,264 1,206 1,209 4,734,722
Percent change -6.8 +7.7 -14.2 -7.1 -6.1 -6.0 -10.0 -4.9 -4.1 -5.9
NONMETROPOLITAN
COUNTIES
25,000 and over 2012 16,185 269 1,388 1,437 13,091 156,705 53,998 94,149 8,558 957
2013 15,668 271 1,376 1,254 12,767 144,640 49,082 87,311 8,247 915 263 9,888,909
Percent change -3.2 +0.7 -0.9 -12.7 -2.5 -7.7 -9.1 -7.3 -3.6 -4.4
10,000 to 24,999 2012 14,761 276 1,332 846 12,307 128,635 43,843 77,180 7,612 996
2013 13,565 272 1,216 814 11,263 118,419 39,947 71,549 6,923 879 577 9,301,274
Percent change -8.1 -1.4 -8.7 -3.8 -8.5 -7.9 -8.9 -7.3 -9.1 -11.7
Under 10,000 2012 8,299 162 1,111 339 6,687 64,692 20,210 39,297 5,185 704
2013 8,119 174 1,013 309 6,623 61,552 19,359 36,900 5,293 581 1,352 4,283,698
Percent change -2.2 +7.4 -8.8 -8.8 -1.0 -4.9 -4.2 -6.1 +2.1 -17.5
  • 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.
  • 2 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.

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