Table 13

Crime Trends

by Suburban and Nonsuburban Cities1 by Population Group, 2013–2014

Population group Violent
crime
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Rape
(revised
definition)2
Rape
(legacy
definition)3
Robbery Aggravated
assault
Property
crime
Burglary Larceny-
theft
Motor
vehicle
theft
Arson Number
of
agencies
2014
estimated
population
TOTAL SUBURBAN CITIES: 2013 138,544 1,331 11,163 3,101 34,939 88,010 1,476,522 272,292 1,124,178 80,052 6,503
2014 134,641 1,316 10,815 3,333 32,246 86,931 1,392,124 238,921 1,075,752 77,451 6,219 6,521 59,526,276
Percent change -2.8 -1.1 -3.1 +7.5 -7.7 -1.2 -5.7 -12.3 -4.3 -3.2 -4.4
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 2013 54,377 575 4,756 1,334 15,373 32,339 540,490 102,735 404,001 33,754 2,154
2014 51,421 572 4,493 1,334 14,045 30,977 507,482 89,163 386,483 31,836 2,181 670 22,922,213
Percent change -5.4 -0.5 -5.5 0.0 -8.6 -4.2 -6.1 -13.2 -4.3 -5.7 +1.3
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 2013 48,044 464 3,690 943 12,438 30,509 511,744 97,629 385,969 28,146 2,072
2014 46,995 442 3,607 1,019 11,463 30,464 484,192 85,788 371,116 27,288 2,035 1,367 21,989,271
Percent change -2.2 -4.7 -2.2 +8.1 -7.8 -0.1 -5.4 -12.1 -3.8 -3.0 -1.8
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 2013 36,123 292 2,717 824 7,128 25,162 424,288 71,928 334,208 18,152 2,277
2014 36,225 302 2,715 980 6,738 25,490 400,450 63,970 318,153 18,327 2,003 4,484 14,614,792
Percent change +0.3 +3.4 -0.1 +18.9 -5.5 +1.3 -5.6 -11.1 -4.8 +1.0 -12.0
TOTAL NONSUBURBAN CITIES: 2013 84,654 908 4,777 1,197 15,299 62,473 793,994 169,539 591,253 33,202 4,768
2014 83,036 889 4,901 1,240 14,492 61,514 756,776 151,856 571,997 32,923 4,890 3,787 22,262,690
Percent change -1.9 -2.1 +2.6 +3.6 -5.3 -1.5 -4.7 -10.4 -3.3 -0.8 +2.6
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 2013 28,457 317 727 205 7,642 19,566 266,508 56,909 197,440 12,159 1,537
2014 28,181 336 794 217 7,178 19,656 256,983 50,758 193,723 12,502 1,517 187 6,634,311
Percent change -1.0 +6.0 +9.2 +5.9 -6.1 +0.5 -3.6 -10.8 -1.9 +2.8 -1.3
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 2013 27,889 275 1,866 495 4,735 20,518 272,466 57,139 205,134 10,193 1,180
2014 27,349 282 1,815 501 4,544 20,207 258,997 51,332 197,738 9,927 1,206 450 6,992,874
Percent change -1.9 +2.5 -2.7 +1.2 -4.0 -1.5 -4.9 -10.2 -3.6 -2.6 +2.2
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 2013 28,308 316 2,184 497 2,922 22,389 255,020 55,491 188,679 10,850 2,051
2014 27,506 271 2,292 522 2,770 21,651 240,796 49,766 180,536 10,494 2,167 3,150 8,635,505
Percent change -2.8 -14.2 +4.9 +5.0 -5.2 -3.3 -5.6 -10.3 -4.3 -3.3 +5.7
  • 1 Suburban cities include law enforcement agencies in cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants that are within a Metropolitan Statistical Area. Suburban cities exclude all metropolitan agencies associated with a principal city. Nonsuburban cities include law enforcement agencies in cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants that are not associated with a Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  • 2 The figures shown in the rape (revised definition) column include only those reported by law enforcement agencies that used the revised Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) definition of rape. See the data declaration for further explanation.
  • 3 The figures shown in the rape (legacy definition) column include only those reported by law enforcement agencies that used the legacy UCR definition of rape. See the data declaration for further explanation.

Data Declaration

Provides the methodology used in constructing this table and other pertinent information about this table.