Table 10

Crime Trends

by Population Group, 2015–2016

Population group Violent
crime
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Rape
revised
definition1
Rape
legacy
definition2
Robbery Aggravated
assault
Property
crime
Burglary Larceny-
theft
Motor
vehicle
theft
Arson Number
of
agencies
2016
estimated
population
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: 2015 1,173,095 15,181 108,930 6,310 315,137 727,537 7,538,827 1,482,228 5,375,095 681,504 42,259
2016 1,217,400 16,459 112,470 6,616 319,826 762,029 7,440,034 1,413,294 5,296,630 730,110 43,249 15,623 305,431,251
Percent change +3.8 +8.4 +3.2 +4.8 +1.5 +4.7 -1.3 -4.7 -1.5 +7.1 +2.3
TOTAL CITIES 2015 938,136 11,826 81,231 4,191 276,513 564,375 5,983,208 1,087,800 4,347,725 547,683 32,487
2016 978,267 12,863 84,460 4,272 282,000 594,672 5,923,615 1,042,326 4,292,416 588,873 33,104 11,158 208,061,722
Percent change +4.3 +8.8 +4.0 +1.9 +2.0 +5.4 -1.0 -4.2 -1.3 +7.5 +1.9
GROUP I (250,000 and over) 2015 445,645 6,177 30,970 936 156,058 251,504 2,034,720 384,817 1,398,652 251,251 12,645
2016 473,049 6,973 32,986 892 159,314 272,884 2,045,407 368,854 1,408,114 268,439 12,914 83 61,199,316
Percent change +6.1 +12.9 +6.5 -4.7 +2.1 +8.5 +0.5 -4.1 +0.7 +6.8 +2.1
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) 2015 188,327 2,234 13,138 - 69,293 103,662 727,139 131,821 501,813 93,505 3,923
2016 201,825 2,688 13,972 - 71,652 113,513 742,200 125,303 517,051 99,846 4,229 11 27,658,777
Percent change +7.2 +20.3 +6.3 - +3.4 +9.5 +2.1 -4.9 +3.0 +6.8 +7.8
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) 2015 139,003 2,092 9,109 620 46,953 80,229 703,775 133,644 487,061 83,070 4,125
2016 147,007 2,228 9,603 600 47,395 87,181 699,498 128,981 482,417 88,100 4,116 23 16,781,999
Percent change +5.8 +6.5 +5.4 -3.2 +0.9 +8.7 -0.6 -3.5 -1.0 +6.1 -0.2
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) 2015 118,315 1,851 8,723 316 39,812 67,613 603,806 119,352 409,778 74,676 4,597
2016 124,217 2,057 9,411 292 40,267 72,190 603,709 114,570 408,646 80,493 4,569 49 16,758,540
Percent change +5.0 +11.1 +7.9 -7.6 +1.1 +6.8 * -4.0 -0.3 +7.8 -0.6
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) 2015 151,098 1,992 13,776 627 44,621 90,082 1,053,444 198,316 745,157 109,971 4,997
2016 157,638 2,118 14,186 624 45,659 95,051 1,044,575 188,685 737,743 118,147 5,165 219 32,521,418
Percent change +4.3 +6.3 +3.0 -0.5 +2.3 +5.5 -0.8 -4.9 -1.0 +7.4 +3.4
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) 2015 109,770 1,201 10,405 551 29,904 67,709 868,445 153,641 640,351 74,453 4,268
2016 112,649 1,210 11,041 603 30,509 69,286 866,392 148,627 637,330 80,435 4,228 477 33,071,956
Percent change +2.6 +0.7 +6.1 +9.4 +2.0 +2.3 -0.2 -3.3 -0.5 +8.0 -0.9
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 2015 84,736 983 9,235 775 20,836 52,907 735,602 128,058 560,829 46,715 3,301
2016 87,565 1,007 9,482 864 21,127 55,085 721,325 123,562 547,145 50,618 3,376 853 29,586,018
Percent change +3.3 +2.4 +2.7 +11.5 +1.4 +4.1 -1.9 -3.5 -2.4 +8.4 +2.3
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 2015 76,897 833 8,553 601 15,603 51,307 694,375 121,359 535,782 37,234 2,974
2016 77,258 861 8,486 616 15,795 51,500 671,568 115,873 515,328 40,367 2,874 1,793 28,626,434
Percent change +0.5 +3.4 -0.8 +2.5 +1.2 +0.4 -3.3 -4.5 -3.8 +8.4 -3.4
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 2015 69,990 640 8,292 701 9,491 50,866 596,622 101,609 466,954 28,059 4,302
2016 70,108 694 8,279 673 9,596 50,866 574,348 96,725 446,756 30,867 4,547 7,733 23,056,580
Percent change +0.2 +8.4 -0.2 -4.0 +1.1 0.0 -3.7 -4.8 -4.3 +10.0 +5.7
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES 2015 187,976 2,453 19,865 1,606 35,981 128,071 1,250,091 297,579 842,845 109,667 7,305
2016 191,384 2,754 20,068 1,828 35,054 131,680 1,226,478 280,397 828,604 117,477 7,637 2,010 73,068,087
Percent change +1.8 +12.3 +1.0 +13.8 -2.6 +2.8 -1.9 -5.8 -1.7 +7.1 +4.5
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES3 2015 46,983 902 7,834 513 2,643 35,091 305,528 96,849 184,525 24,154 2,467
2016 47,749 842 7,942 516 2,772 35,677 289,941 90,571 175,610 23,760 2,508 2,455 24,301,442
Percent change +1.6 -6.7 +1.4 +0.6 +4.9 +1.7 -5.1 -6.5 -4.8 -1.6 +1.7
SUBURBAN AREAS4 2015 327,013 3,865 35,735 2,592 67,586 217,235 2,569,624 510,961 1,869,364 189,299 13,482
2016 334,222 4,245 36,342 2,870 67,524 223,241 2,516,026 483,816 1,828,325 203,885 14,220 8,552 132,442,308
Percent change +2.2 +9.8 +1.7 +10.7 -0.1 +2.8 -2.1 -5.3 -2.2 +7.7 +5.5
  • 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 Includes state police agencies that report aggregately for the entire state.
  • 4 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 2016; 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.