Table 18

Rate: Number of Crimes per 100,000 Inhabitants

by Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties1 by Population Group, 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 Number
of
agencies
2014
estimated
population
Number of
offenses
known
Rate Number of
offenses
known
Rate Number of
offenses
known
Rate Number of
offenses
known
Rate Number of
offenses
known
Rate Number of
offenses
known
Rate Number of
offenses
known
Rate Number of
offenses
known
Rate Number of
offenses
known
Rate Number of
offenses
known
Rate
METROPOLITAN
COUNTIES
100,000 and over 114,975 269.1 1,387 3.2 8,464 26.6 1,962 17.2 27,686 64.8 75,476 176.7 793,824 1,858.3 188,434 441.1 538,831 1,261.3 66,559 155.8 163 42,718,636
25,000 to 99,999 44,278 188.5 623 2.7 4,476 26.9 1,096 16.1 5,427 23.1 32,656 139.0 353,754 1,506.2 103,987 442.8 226,472 964.3 23,295 99.2 448 23,486,100
Under 25,000 17,101 348.3 226 4.6 2,263 57.5 175 18.0 1,888 38.4 12,549 255.6 112,145 2,283.8 26,295 535.5 69,878 1,423.1 15,972 325.3 1,180 4,910,357
NONMETROPOLITAN
COUNTIES

25,000 and over 16,495 168.5 246 2.5 2,124 28.8 323 12.9 1,242 12.7 12,560 128.3 134,714 1,376.1 44,136 450.8 82,183 839.5 8,395 85.8 262 9,789,536
10,000 to 24,999 14,911 161.0 254 2.7 1,808 24.5 317 16.9 800 8.6 11,732 126.7 109,551 1,183.1 36,331 392.4 66,461 717.8 6,759 73.0 572 9,259,431
Under 10,000 8,909 217.4 139 3.4 1,854 51.8 75 14.5 290 7.1 6,551 159.8 56,302 1,373.6 17,063 416.3 34,097 831.9 5,142 125.4 1,303 4,098,850
  • 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.