Table 13

Crime Trends

by Suburban and Nonsuburban Cities1 by Population Group, 2014–2015

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
2015
estimated
population
TOTAL SUBURBAN CITIES: 2014 133,394 1,330 12,700 1,199 31,940 86,225 1,380,003 236,900 1,066,159 76,944 6,510
2015 137,956 1,424 13,552 1,206 32,014 89,760 1,335,034 216,837 1,037,526 80,671 6,009 6,534 59,378,692
Percent change +3.4 +7.1 +6.7 +0.6 +0.2 +4.1 -3.3 -8.5 -2.7 +4.8 -7.7
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 2014 50,484 561 4,714 286 14,014 30,909 505,075 88,717 384,337 32,021 2,150
2015 52,379 594 5,100 309 14,108 32,268 494,664 81,885 378,561 34,218 1,953 669 22,900,349
Percent change +3.8 +5.9 +8.2 +8.0 +0.7 +4.4 -2.1 -7.7 -1.5 +6.9 -9.2
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 2014 45,989 449 4,191 415 11,073 29,861 473,783 83,875 363,302 26,606 1,992
2015 48,138 510 4,542 421 11,177 31,488 459,187 76,250 355,033 27,904 1,879 1,360 21,904,146
Percent change +4.7 +13.6 +8.4 +1.4 +0.9 +5.4 -3.1 -9.1 -2.3 +4.9 -5.7
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 2014 36,921 320 3,795 498 6,853 25,455 401,145 64,308 318,520 18,317 2,368
2015 37,439 320 3,910 476 6,729 26,004 381,183 58,702 303,932 18,549 2,177 4,505 14,574,197
Percent change +1.4 0.0 +3.0 -4.4 -1.8 +2.2 -5.0 -8.7 -4.6 +1.3 -8.1
TOTAL NONSUBURBAN CITIES: 2014 88,833 900 9,290 1,224 14,750 62,669 763,862 151,853 579,399 32,610 4,649
2015 91,519 1,050 9,613 1,270 14,598 64,988 730,370 141,241 555,909 33,220 4,476 3,811 22,534,316
Percent change +3.0 +16.7 +3.5 +3.8 -1.0 +3.7 -4.4 -7.0 -4.1 +1.9 -3.7
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 2014 33,003 354 3,089 477 7,473 21,610 267,702 53,091 201,458 13,153 1,578
2015 34,212 419 3,225 532 7,268 22,768 258,430 49,594 195,480 13,356 1,523 192 6,877,255
Percent change +3.7 +18.4 +4.4 +11.5 -2.7 +5.4 -3.5 -6.6 -3.0 +1.5 -3.5
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 2014 28,288 282 3,015 378 4,533 20,080 257,545 50,473 197,325 9,747 1,191
2015 28,670 324 3,151 346 4,508 20,341 245,371 46,529 188,987 9,855 1,165 445 6,959,262
Percent change +1.4 +14.9 +4.5 -8.5 -0.6 +1.3 -4.7 -7.8 -4.2 +1.1 -2.2
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 2014 27,542 264 3,186 369 2,744 20,979 238,615 48,289 180,616 9,710 1,880
2015 28,637 307 3,237 392 2,822 21,879 226,569 45,118 171,442 10,009 1,788 3,174 8,697,799
Percent change +4.0 +16.3 +1.6 +6.2 +2.8 +4.3 -5.0 -6.6 -5.1 +3.1 -4.9
  • 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 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.
  • 3 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.

Data Declaration

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