Table 15

Crime Trends

Additional Information About Selected Offenses

by Population Group, 2014–2015

Population group Rape (revised definition)1 Rape (legacy definition)2 Robbery Aggravated assault Burglary Motor vehicle theft Arson Number
of
agencies
2015
estimated
population
Rape Assault
to rape-
attempts
Rape by
force
Assault
to rape-
attempts
Firearm Knife or
cutting
instrument
Other
weapon
Strong-arm Firearm Knife or
cutting
instrument
Other
weapon
Hands,
fists,
feet, etc.
Forcible
entry
Unlawful
entry
Attempted
forcible
entry
Autos Trucks
and
buses
Other
vehicles
Structure Mobile Other
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: 2014 81,046 4,218 6,712 403 119,583 23,486 26,181 126,903 151,957 126,457 215,342 179,850 912,987 553,566 100,764 473,809 94,806 68,148 18,229 9,475 12,207
2015 86,252 4,207 7,158 428 123,358 23,759 27,397 127,053 170,941 127,189 220,012 183,451 838,673 512,605 96,012 494,782 96,507 68,255 17,502 9,353 11,414 14,851 293,138,011
Percent change +6.4 -0.3 +6.6 +6.2 +3.2 +1.2 +4.6 +0.1 +12.5 +0.6 +2.2 +2.0 -8.1 -7.4 -4.7 +4.4 +1.8 +0.2 -4.0 -1.3 -6.5
TOTAL CITIES 2014 59,362 3,352 4,487 295 102,152 20,764 22,388 112,648 119,584 101,321 164,917 131,774 659,554 398,489 78,642 386,427 73,257 46,526 13,556 6,960 9,395
2015 63,652 3,315 4,830 293 105,312 20,964 23,651 113,063 134,869 102,566 168,791 134,302 610,439 370,860 74,780 406,123 74,000 46,813 13,195 6,857 8,714 10,528 196,576,414
Percent change +7.2 -1.1 +7.6 -0.7 +3.1 +1.0 +5.6 +0.4 +12.8 +1.2 +2.3 +1.9 -7.4 -6.9 -4.9 +5.1 +1.0 +0.6 -2.7 -1.5 -7.2
GROUP I (250,000 and over) 2014 21,699 1,520 977 63 58,438 10,702 11,291 60,274 62,885 44,691 74,754 44,135 252,295 111,040 27,023 174,122 40,153 16,554 4,720 3,159 3,221
2015 23,943 1,572 1,067 62 60,839 10,968 12,190 61,114 70,206 45,393 76,462 43,748 235,392 103,414 26,088 178,263 38,536 16,513 4,844 3,131 3,109 79 56,369,054
Percent change +10.3 +3.4 +9.2 -1.6 +4.1 +2.5 +8.0 +1.4 +11.6 +1.6 +2.3 -0.9 -6.7 -6.9 -3.5 +2.4 -4.0 -0.2 +2.6 -0.9 -3.5
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) 2014 8,320 659 - - 20,811 4,801 4,846 27,088 17,863 18,705 28,055 20,483 82,411 33,439 9,236 58,422 17,772 6,612 1,469 1,110 1,109
2015 9,941 774 - - 21,504 5,053 5,262 27,833 20,164 19,501 29,960 20,942 78,837 31,548 8,267 60,697 16,586 5,991 1,375 1,041 971 10 24,675,984
Percent change +19.5 +17.5 - - +3.3 +5.2 +8.6 +2.8 +12.9 +4.3 +6.8 +2.2 -4.3 -5.7 -10.5 +3.9 -6.7 -9.4 -6.4 -6.2 -12.4
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) 2014 7,236 519 586 26 19,942 3,426 3,703 16,499 24,694 14,971 27,029 12,605 90,595 38,342 9,069 59,044 12,773 5,370 1,343 866 828
2015 7,449 470 599 21 21,467 3,352 4,134 17,072 26,539 14,015 26,650 11,898 84,468 35,254 9,447 58,482 12,014 5,690 1,452 866 876 22 15,610,663
Percent change +2.9 -9.4 +2.2 -19.2 +7.6 -2.2 +11.6 +3.5 +7.5 -6.4 -1.4 -5.6 -6.8 -8.1 +4.2 -1.0 -5.9 +6.0 +8.1 0.0 +5.8
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) 2014 6,143 342 391 37 17,685 2,475 2,742 16,687 20,328 11,015 19,670 11,047 79,289 39,259 8,718 56,656 9,608 4,572 1,908 1,183 1,284
2015 6,553 328 468 41 17,868 2,563 2,794 16,209 23,503 11,877 19,852 10,908 72,087 36,612 8,374 59,084 9,936 4,832 2,017 1,224 1,262 47 16,082,407
Percent change +6.7 -4.1 +19.7 +10.8 +1.0 +3.6 +1.9 -2.9 +15.6 +7.8 +0.9 -1.3 -9.1 -6.7 -3.9 +4.3 +3.4 +5.7 +5.7 +3.5 -1.7
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) 2014 10,280 444 652 26 17,850 3,600 3,740 18,241 20,352 17,404 27,394 18,058 121,750 72,224 15,070 77,600 13,509 9,438 2,203 1,175 1,716
2015 11,110 443 750 39 17,953 3,684 4,016 18,262 23,666 17,928 28,117 19,418 113,126 67,771 14,005 84,177 14,555 9,497 2,202 1,183 1,370 210 31,386,826
Percent change +8.1 -0.2 +15.0 +50.0 +0.6 +2.3 +7.4 +0.1 +16.3 +3.0 +2.6 +7.5 -7.1 -6.2 -7.1 +8.5 +7.7 +0.6 * +0.7 -20.2
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) 2014 7,867 362 613 28 9,915 2,721 3,044 14,079 12,980 13,232 21,428 18,076 89,199 64,748 11,491 53,614 8,550 6,977 1,865 833 1,436
2015 8,135 323 701 28 10,212 2,642 3,112 13,837 14,610 13,204 21,696 18,459 83,284 59,892 10,685 58,666 9,390 7,213 1,736 868 1,306 461 32,136,463
Percent change +3.4 -10.8 +14.4 0.0 +3.0 -2.9 +2.2 -1.7 +12.6 -0.2 +1.3 +2.1 -6.6 -7.5 -7.0 +9.4 +9.8 +3.4 -6.9 +4.2 -9.1
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 2014 6,810 336 720 43 7,186 1,727 2,027 9,136 9,451 10,105 15,226 14,845 73,049 52,539 9,214 33,868 4,315 5,333 1,517 625 1,201
2015 7,296 330 803 38 7,274 1,668 1,991 9,119 10,592 10,056 15,728 15,421 66,905 48,687 9,466 35,993 4,554 5,389 1,386 568 1,132 800 27,730,520
Percent change +7.1 -1.8 +11.5 -11.6 +1.2 -3.4 -1.8 -0.2 +12.1 -0.5 +3.3 +3.9 -8.4 -7.3 +2.7 +6.3 +5.5 +1.1 -8.6 -9.1 -5.7
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 2014 6,442 284 762 31 5,481 1,242 1,403 6,600 8,059 8,584 14,474 16,791 67,879 52,039 8,221 26,609 3,898 4,327 1,478 574 849
2015 6,791 282 738 29 5,709 1,207 1,478 6,423 9,369 8,481 14,727 17,179 61,111 48,604 7,398 27,967 4,072 4,320 1,344 539 895 1,686 26,882,621
Percent change +5.4 -0.7 -3.1 -6.5 +4.2 -2.8 +5.3 -2.7 +16.3 -1.2 +1.7 +2.3 -10.0 -6.6 -10.0 +5.1 +4.5 -0.2 -9.1 -6.1 +5.4
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 2014 6,264 406 763 104 3,282 772 883 4,318 5,857 7,305 11,641 19,869 55,382 45,899 7,623 20,614 2,832 3,897 1,773 594 972
2015 6,377 365 771 97 3,325 795 864 4,308 6,426 7,504 12,061 20,077 50,621 42,492 7,138 21,057 2,893 3,881 1,683 568 902 7,292 22,070,930
Percent change +1.8 -10.1 +1.0 -6.7 +1.3 +3.0 -2.2 -0.2 +9.7 +2.7 +3.6 +1.0 -8.6 -7.4 -6.4 +2.1 +2.2 -0.4 -5.1 -4.4 -7.2
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES 2014 15,181 631 1,727 75 16,290 2,507 3,456 13,281 26,281 20,404 40,817 35,385 190,120 116,897 17,929 73,410 17,935 17,110 3,249 1,981 2,135
2015 16,204 630 1,739 103 16,917 2,565 3,400 13,085 29,313 20,184 41,439 36,115 170,194 106,185 17,214 74,853 18,824 16,936 3,108 1,964 2,102 1,899 72,077,883
Percent change +6.7 -0.2 +0.7 +37.3 +3.8 +2.3 -1.6 -1.5 +11.5 -1.1 +1.5 +2.1 -10.5 -9.2 -4.0 +2.0 +5.0 -1.0 -4.3 -0.9 -1.5
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES 2014 6,503 235 498 33 1,141 215 337 974 6,092 4,732 9,608 12,691 63,313 38,180 4,193 13,972 3,614 4,512 1,424 534 677
2015 6,396 262 589 32 1,129 230 346 905 6,759 4,439 9,782 13,034 58,040 35,560 4,018 13,806 3,683 4,506 1,199 532 598 2,424 24,483,714
Percent change -1.6 +11.5 +18.3 -3.0 -1.1 +7.0 +2.7 -7.1 +10.9 -6.2 +1.8 +2.7 -8.3 -6.9 -4.2 -1.2 +1.9 -0.1 -15.8 -0.4 -11.7
SUBURBAN AREAS3 2014 26,303 1,170 2,842 159 27,042 4,972 6,360 26,963 39,119 34,745 65,382 65,281 309,041 206,221 34,563 130,790 25,623 25,696 5,816 3,021 3,987
2015 28,000 1,163 2,876 172 28,023 4,986 6,332 26,633 43,771 34,919 66,754 66,624 277,923 188,524 32,919 135,105 27,152 25,928 5,449 2,992 3,868 8,015 127,115,744
Percent change +6.5 -0.6 +1.2 +8.2 +3.6 +0.3 -0.4 -1.2 +11.9 +0.5 +2.1 +2.1 -10.1 -8.6 -4.8 +3.3 +6.0 +0.9 -6.3 -1.0 -3.0
  • 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 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.
  • * Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.
  • 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.