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Arson Table 1

Arson Rate

by Population Group, 2014

[14,629 agencies; 2014 estimated population 295,821,623; rate per 100,000 inhabitants]

Population group Rate
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES 14.2
TOTAL CITIES 16.0
Group I (250,000 and over) 21.6
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) 15.5
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) 24.6
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) 29.6
Group II (100,000 to 249,999) 17.3
Group III (50,000 to 99,999) 13.2
Group IV (25,000 to 49,999) 12.0
Group V (10,000 to 24,999) 10.9
Group VI (under 10,000) 15.9
Metropolitan counties 10.4
Nonmetropolitan counties 10.0
Suburban areas1 10.2
  • 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.