Home Crime in the U.S. 2015 Crime in the U.S. 2015 Tables Arson Table 1

Arson Table 1

Arson Rate

by Population Group, 2015

[13,443 agencies; 2015 estimated population 271,729,739; rate per 100,000 inhabitants]

Population group Rate
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES 14.3
TOTAL CITIES 16.4
Group I (250,000 and over) 25.4
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) 21.3
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) 27.6
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) 28.5
Group II (100,000 to 249,999) 15.4
Group III (50,000 to 99,999) 13.1
Group IV (25,000 to 49,999) 11.4
Group V (10,000 to 24,999) 10.6
Group VI (under 10,000) 17.3
Metropolitan counties 10.3
Nonmetropolitan counties 10.1
Suburban areas1 10.1
  • 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.