Table 17

Rate: Number of Crimes per 100,000 Inhabitants

by Suburban and Nonsuburban Cities1 by Population Group, 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 Number
of
agencies
2015
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
TOTAL SUBURBAN CITIES: 138,161 237.9 1,398 2.4 15,404 29.4 1,189 21.2 31,420 54.1 88,750 152.8 1,315,935 2,266.1 213,129 367.0 1,023,220 1,762.0 79,586 137.0 6,309 58,071,136
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 52,740 233.2 592 2.6 5,965 28.5 314 19.0 13,968 61.8 31,901 141.1 489,051 2,162.7 81,257 359.3 373,859 1,653.3 33,935 150.1 659 22,613,365
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 47,731 223.4 498 2.3 4,986 26.2 419 18.0 10,917 51.1 30,911 144.7 451,327 2,112.7 74,825 350.3 349,196 1,634.6 27,306 127.8 1,325 21,362,471
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 37,690 267.4 308 2.2 4,453 35.7 456 27.9 6,535 46.4 25,938 184.0 375,557 2,664.4 57,047 404.7 300,165 2,129.5 18,345 130.1 4,325 14,095,300
TOTAL NONSUBURBAN CITIES: 89,621 417.4 1,018 4.7 9,848 54.6 1,242 36.3 13,892 64.7 63,621 296.3 706,006 3,288.1 135,479 631.0 538,418 2,507.6 32,109 149.5 3,573 21,471,563
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 32,826 504.2 388 6.0 3,186 58.8 520 47.7 6,675 102.5 22,057 338.8 245,553 3,771.6 46,231 710.1 186,526 2,864.9 12,796 196.5 182 6,510,642
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 27,945 417.9 322 4.8 3,202 56.0 338 34.9 4,457 66.6 19,626 293.5 238,970 3,573.4 45,222 676.2 184,219 2,754.7 9,529 142.5 427 6,687,390
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 28,850 348.7 308 3.7 3,460 50.1 384 28.2 2,760 33.4 21,938 265.2 221,483 2,677.0 44,026 532.1 167,673 2,026.6 9,784 118.3 2,964 8,273,531
  • 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.