Table 14

Crime Trends

by Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties1 by Population Group, 2013–2014

Population group Population range 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
METROPOLITAN
COUNTIES
100,000 and over 2013 121,374 1,480 6,516 1,985 30,818 80,575 893,783 227,136 597,010 69,637 4,784
2014 119,673 1,466 6,404 2,062 29,713 80,028 843,382 199,489 574,426 69,467 4,409 171 45,141,214
Percent change -1.4 -0.9 -1.7 +3.9 -3.6 -0.7 -5.6 -12.2 -3.8 -0.2 -7.8
25,000 to 99,999 2013 43,442 688 3,445 1,015 5,575 32,719 374,549 115,422 235,770 23,357 2,195
2014 43,159 621 3,518 1,046 5,187 32,787 353,110 103,923 225,930 23,257 2,140 461 24,139,193
Percent change -0.7 -9.7 +2.1 +3.1 -7.0 +0.2 -5.7 -10.0 -4.2 -0.4 -2.5
Under 25,000 2013 15,572 216 1,431 180 1,924 11,821 121,065 28,816 74,391 17,858 1,291
2014 16,168 231 1,278 173 1,899 12,587 112,042 26,119 69,947 15,976 1,094 1,226 4,845,770
Percent change +3.8 +6.9 -10.7 -3.9 -1.3 +6.5 -7.5 -9.4 -6.0 -10.5 -15.3
NONMETROPOLITAN
COUNTIES
25,000 and over 2013 16,555 284 1,809 372 1,308 12,782 147,731 50,861 88,388 8,482 960
2014 16,364 245 1,823 350 1,268 12,678 136,505 45,003 83,113 8,389 967 268 10,015,452
Percent change -1.2 -13.7 +0.8 -5.9 -3.1 -0.8 -7.6 -11.5 -6.0 -1.1 +0.7
10,000 to 24,999 2013 14,626 290 1,458 337 833 11,708 122,913 41,489 74,275 7,149 785
2014 14,825 257 1,552 321 834 11,861 111,915 36,988 68,030 6,897 830 588 9,487,954
Percent change +1.4 -11.4 +6.4 -4.7 +0.1 +1.3 -8.9 -10.8 -8.4 -3.5 +5.7
Under 10,000 2013 9,032 174 1,785 88 303 6,682 62,107 19,515 37,280 5,312 660
2014 8,856 141 1,687 77 291 6,660 57,043 17,381 34,504 5,158 664 1,354 4,246,622
Percent change -1.9 -19.0 -5.5 -12.5 -4.0 -0.3 -8.2 -10.9 -7.4 -2.9 +0.6
  • 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 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.