Table 18

Rate: Number of Crimes per 100,000 Inhabitants

by Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties1 by Population Group, 2015

Population group Population range 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
METROPOLITAN
COUNTIES
100,000 and over 122,007 281.4 1,576 3.6 10,779 28.1 955 19.0 28,636 66.0 80,061 184.6 794,835 1,833.1 176,719 407.6 547,922 1,263.6 70,194 161.9 165 43,360,662
25,000 to 99,999 45,480 193.2 612 2.6 5,523 29.5 702 14.5 5,094 21.6 33,549 142.5 324,902 1,380.0 92,196 391.6 209,870 891.4 22,836 97.0 451 23,543,869
Under 25,000 18,003 368.3 236 4.8 2,854 68.7 117 16.0 1,814 37.1 12,982 265.6 110,103 2,252.5 25,169 514.9 67,994 1,391.0 16,940 346.6 1,338 4,888,131
NONMETROPOLITAN
COUNTIES

25,000 and over 17,429 177.2 282 2.9 2,579 32.9 244 12.2 1,156 11.8 13,168 133.9 123,720 1,258.0 39,809 404.8 76,130 774.1 7,781 79.1 264 9,835,023
10,000 to 24,999 14,751 162.6 255 2.8 1,903 25.2 252 16.5 814 9.0 11,527 127.1 100,876 1,111.9 34,161 376.5 59,970 661.0 6,745 74.3 563 9,072,400
Under 10,000 9,856 239.8 204 5.0 2,146 59.1 72 15.0 354 8.6 7,080 172.3 54,895 1,335.6 16,697 406.2 32,698 795.6 5,500 133.8 1,424 4,110,068
  • 1 Metropolitan counties include sheriffs and county law enforcement agencies associated with a Metropolitan Statistical Area. Nonmetropolitan counties include sheriffs and county law enforcement agencies that are not associated with a Metropolitan Statistical Area. The offenses from state police agencies are not included in this table.
  • 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.