Table 19

Rate: Number of Crimes per 100,000 Inhabitants

Additional Information About Selected Offenses

by Population Group, 2015

Population group Rape
(revised definition)1
Rape
(legacy definition)2
Robbery Aggravated assault Burglary Motor vehicle theft 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
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: Number of offenses known 96,303 5,062 6,903 437 120,120 23,346 26,756 124,356 167,323 125,167 217,407 182,418 822,988 504,926 93,982 486,635 96,333 68,647 14,354 287,501,892
Rate 37.5 2.0 22.5 1.4 41.8 8.1 9.3 43.3 58.2 43.5 75.6 63.4 286.3 175.6 32.7 169.3 33.5 23.9
TOTAL CITIES Number of offenses known 71,327 4,024 4,651 289 102,398 20,602 23,085 110,630 131,955 100,892 167,052 133,171 599,542 364,653 73,097 399,007 74,163 47,564 10,084 193,397,210
Rate 40.2 2.3 29.2 1.8 52.9 10.7 11.9 57.2 68.2 52.2 86.4 68.9 310.0 188.6 37.8 206.3 38.3 24.6
GROUP I (250,000 and over) Number of offenses known 26,613 1,906 1,067 62 59,152 10,921 11,919 60,023 69,215 45,184 76,257 43,821 234,643 102,187 26,461 175,363 39,049 17,756 78 56,699,552
Rate 49.3 3.5 39.2 2.3 104.3 19.3 21.0 105.9 122.1 79.7 134.5 77.3 413.8 180.2 46.7 309.3 68.9 31.3
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) Number of offenses known 10,743 913 0 0 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 10 24,675,984
Rate 43.5 3.7 0.0 0.0 87.1 20.5 21.3 112.8 81.7 79.0 121.4 84.9 319.5 127.8 33.5 246.0 67.2 24.3
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) Number of offenses known 8,375 556 599 21 21,598 3,441 4,199 17,683 26,642 14,302 27,057 12,309 87,210 36,357 9,886 60,348 12,696 7,013 23 16,609,970
Rate 55.2 3.7 41.7 1.5 130.0 20.7 25.3 106.5 160.4 86.1 162.9 74.1 525.0 218.9 59.5 363.3 76.4 42.2
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) Number of offenses known 7,495 437 468 41 16,050 2,427 2,458 14,507 22,409 11,381 19,240 10,570 68,596 34,282 8,308 54,318 9,767 4,752 45 15,413,598
Rate 53.0 3.1 36.4 3.2 104.1 15.7 15.9 94.1 145.4 73.8 124.8 68.6 445.0 222.4 53.9 352.4 63.4 30.8
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) Number of offenses known 12,643 565 602 36 17,219 3,563 3,866 17,567 22,662 17,225 27,204 18,801 108,445 66,074 13,299 82,036 14,409 9,318 204 30,444,834
Rate 43.9 2.0 36.7 2.2 56.6 11.7 12.7 57.7 74.4 56.6 89.4 61.8 356.2 217.0 43.7 269.5 47.3 30.6
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) Number of offenses known 9,595 438 714 28 10,138 2,570 3,056 13,697 14,401 12,896 21,451 18,252 82,237 59,278 10,556 58,173 9,370 7,135 454 31,601,323
Rate 33.0 1.5 28.3 1.1 32.1 8.1 9.7 43.3 45.6 40.8 67.9 57.8 260.2 187.6 33.4 184.1 29.7 22.6
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) Number of offenses known 8,083 385 795 39 7,090 1,615 1,915 8,828 10,374 9,910 15,566 15,130 65,326 47,688 8,637 35,392 4,501 5,313 784 27,215,367
Rate 33.0 1.6 29.0 1.4 26.1 5.9 7.0 32.4 38.1 36.4 57.2 55.6 240.0 175.2 31.7 130.0 16.5 19.5
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) Number of offenses known 7,279 328 731 26 5,587 1,178 1,474 6,306 9,074 8,314 14,521 16,681 59,438 48,011 7,250 27,299 3,984 4,225 1,640 26,180,069
Rate 31.8 1.4 22.2 0.8 21.3 4.5 5.6 24.1 34.7 31.8 55.5 63.7 227.0 183.4 27.7 104.3 15.2 16.1
GROUP VI (under 10,000) Number of offenses known 7,114 402 742 98 3,212 755 855 4,209 6,229 7,363 12,053 20,486 49,453 41,415 6,894 20,744 2,850 3,817 6,924 21,256,065
Rate 39.0 2.2 24.8 3.3 15.1 3.6 4.0 19.8 29.3 34.6 56.7 96.4 232.7 194.8 32.4 97.6 13.4 18.0
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES Number of offenses known 18,055 746 1,665 109 16,638 2,518 3,325 12,836 28,814 19,913 40,715 36,066 167,009 105,731 16,957 74,189 18,526 16,681 1,909 70,564,492
Rate 30.1 1.2 15.7 1.0 23.6 3.6 4.7 18.2 40.8 28.2 57.7 51.1 236.7 149.8 24.0 105.1 26.3 23.6
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES Number of offenses known 6,921 292 587 39 1,084 226 346 890 6,554 4,362 9,640 13,181 56,437 34,542 3,928 13,439 3,644 4,402 2,361 23,540,190
Rate 35.6 1.5 14.3 1.0 4.6 1.0 1.5 3.8 27.8 18.5 41.0 56.0 239.7 146.7 16.7 57.1 15.5 18.7
SUBURBAN AREAS3 Number of offenses known 31,595 1,403 2,786 177 27,516 4,883 6,216 26,160 42,994 34,506 65,955 66,201 272,989 186,914 32,350 133,669 26,743 25,558 7,814 124,514,208
Rate 29.2 1.3 17.2 1.1 22.1 3.9 5.0 21.0 34.5 27.7 53.0 53.2 219.2 150.1 26.0 107.4 21.5 20.5
  • 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.

Data Declaration

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