Table 12

Crime Trends

by Population Group, 2014–2015

Population group Violent
crime
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Rape
(revised
definition)1
Rape
(legacy
definition)2
Robbery Aggravated
assault
Property
crime
Burglary Larceny-
theft
Motor
vehicle
theft
Arson Number
of
agencies
2015
estimated
population
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: 2014 1,118,918 13,594 89,098 7,115 310,511 698,600 7,730,805 1,613,258 5,464,398 653,149 42,914
2015 1,160,664 15,192 94,717 7,586 315,660 727,509 7,549,676 1,489,820 5,383,743 676,113 41,376 15,545 305,159,115
Percent change +3.7 +11.8 +6.3 +6.6 +1.7 +4.1 -2.3 -7.7 -1.5 +3.5 -3.6
TOTAL CITIES 2014 894,588 10,513 66,134 4,782 272,092 541,067 6,103,377 1,176,651 4,404,971 521,755 32,603
2015 929,348 11,862 70,759 5,123 276,831 564,773 5,998,043 1,092,856 4,362,498 542,689 31,557 11,122 206,728,529
Percent change +3.9 +12.8 +7.0 +7.1 +1.7 +4.4 -1.7 -7.1 -1.0 +4.0 -3.2
GROUP I (250,000 and over) 2014 420,517 5,370 24,607 1,040 150,505 238,995 2,006,899 404,912 1,361,161 240,826 11,730
2015 437,895 6,146 26,947 1,129 154,760 248,913 1,987,100 378,045 1,365,521 243,534 11,931 80 59,097,749
Percent change +4.1 +14.5 +9.5 +8.6 +2.8 +4.1 -1.0 -6.6 +0.3 +1.1 +1.7
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) 2014 177,366 2,017 10,367 - 67,346 97,636 737,431 139,640 504,988 92,803 4,149
2015 187,350 2,231 12,147 - 69,301 103,671 726,998 131,803 501,699 93,496 3,921 11 27,404,679
Percent change +5.6 +10.6 +17.2 - +2.9 +6.2 -1.4 -5.6 -0.7 +0.7 -5.5
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) 2014 132,955 1,719 7,755 612 43,570 79,299 675,699 138,006 460,506 77,187 3,184
2015 135,732 2,066 7,919 620 46,025 79,102 668,848 129,169 463,493 76,186 3,480 22 15,610,663
Percent change +2.1 +20.2 +2.1 +1.3 +5.6 -0.2 -1.0 -6.4 +0.6 -1.3 +9.3
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) 2014 110,196 1,634 6,485 428 39,589 62,060 593,769 127,266 395,667 70,836 4,397
2015 114,813 1,849 6,881 509 39,434 66,140 591,254 117,073 400,329 73,852 4,530 47 16,082,407
Percent change +4.2 +13.2 +6.1 +18.9 -0.4 +6.6 -0.4 -8.0 +1.2 +4.3 +3.0
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) 2014 143,201 1,797 11,010 678 44,227 85,489 1,056,023 213,004 741,802 101,217 5,356
2015 150,861 1,999 11,875 789 44,821 91,377 1,054,055 198,842 746,268 108,945 4,999 216 32,227,725
Percent change +5.3 +11.2 +7.9 +16.4 +1.3 +6.9 -0.2 -6.6 +0.6 +7.6 -6.7
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) 2014 108,643 1,116 8,527 641 30,670 67,689 896,590 169,982 656,450 70,158 4,358
2015 111,117 1,243 8,772 729 30,638 69,735 891,484 157,891 657,274 76,319 4,142 481 33,490,047
Percent change +2.3 +11.4 +2.9 +13.7 -0.1 +3.0 -0.6 -7.1 +0.1 +8.8 -5.0
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 2014 83,487 915 7,803 763 21,487 52,519 772,777 141,808 585,795 45,174 3,728
2015 86,591 1,013 8,325 841 21,376 55,036 753,094 131,479 574,041 47,574 3,476 861 29,777,604
Percent change +3.7 +10.7 +6.7 +10.2 -0.5 +4.8 -2.5 -7.3 -2.0 +5.3 -6.8
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 2014 74,277 731 7,206 793 15,606 49,941 731,328 134,348 560,627 36,353 3,183
2015 76,808 834 7,693 767 15,685 51,829 704,558 122,779 544,020 37,759 3,044 1,805 28,863,408
Percent change +3.4 +14.1 +6.8 -3.3 +0.5 +3.8 -3.7 -8.6 -3.0 +3.9 -4.4
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 2014 64,463 584 6,981 867 9,597 46,434 639,760 112,597 499,136 28,027 4,248
2015 66,076 627 7,147 868 9,551 47,883 607,752 103,820 475,374 28,558 3,965 7,679 23,271,996
Percent change +2.5 +7.4 +2.4 +0.1 -0.5 +3.1 -5.0 -7.8 -4.8 +1.9 -6.7
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES 2014 179,958 2,340 16,116 1,802 35,727 123,973 1,300,465 329,479 861,902 109,084 7,564
2015 185,888 2,476 17,206 1,842 36,195 128,169 1,247,681 298,050 838,438 111,193 7,379 1,946 73,347,881
Percent change +3.3 +5.8 +6.8 +2.2 +1.3 +3.4 -4.1 -9.5 -2.7 +1.9 -2.4
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES3 2014 44,372 741 6,848 531 2,692 33,560 326,963 107,128 197,525 22,310 2,747
2015 45,428 854 6,752 621 2,634 34,567 303,952 98,914 182,807 22,231 2,440 2,477 25,082,705
Percent change +2.4 +15.2 -1.4 +16.9 -2.2 +3.0 -7.0 -7.7 -7.5 -0.4 -11.2
SUBURBAN AREAS4 2014 313,352 3,670 28,816 3,001 67,667 210,198 2,680,468 566,379 1,928,061 186,028 14,074
2015 323,844 3,900 30,758 3,048 68,209 217,929 2,582,715 514,887 1,875,964 191,864 13,388 8,480 132,726,573
Percent change +3.3 +6.3 +6.7 +1.6 +0.8 +3.7 -3.6 -9.1 -2.7 +3.1 -4.9
  • 1 The figures shown in this column for the offense of rape were reported using the revised Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) definition of rape. See the data declaration for further explanation.
  • 2 The figures shown in this column for the offense of rape were reported using the legacy UCR definition of rape. See the data declaration for further explanation.
  • 3 Includes state police agencies that report aggregately for the entire state.
  • 4 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.
  • NOTE: No agencies over 1,000,000 in population submitted rape data using the legacy UCR definition in 2015; therefore, the UCR Program could not provide a 2-year comparison for this agency group size.

Data Declaration

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