Table 12

Crime Trends

by Population Group, 2016–2017

Population group Violent
crime
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Rape1 Robbery Aggravated
assault
Property
crime
Burglary Larceny-
theft
Motor
vehicle
theft
Arson Number
of
agencies
2017
estimated
population
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: 2016 1,227,452 16,651 117,581 323,903 769,317 7,541,358 1,430,698 5,372,029 738,631 41,870
2017 1,227,262 16,617 121,745 310,861 778,039 7,320,839 1,321,995 5,254,838 744,006 41,171 15,426 310,003,377
Percent change * -0.2 +3.5 -4.0 +1.1 -2.9 -7.6 -2.2 +0.7 -1.7
TOTAL CITIES 2016 988,373 12,987 88,310 285,013 602,063 6,002,396 1,056,562 4,349,999 595,835 31,894
2017 989,231 13,191 91,715 274,251 610,074 5,846,576 983,667 4,264,233 598,676 31,974 11,205 211,301,356
Percent change +0.1 +1.6 +3.9 -3.8 +1.3 -2.6 -6.9 -2.0 +0.5 +0.3
GROUP I (250,000 and over) 2016 474,307 6,949 33,468 160,290 273,600 2,073,439 372,144 1,428,206 273,089 12,467
2017 474,713 6,794 34,842 154,648 278,429 2,053,980 355,012 1,426,420 272,548 12,826 83 62,030,546
Percent change +0.1 -2.2 +4.1 -3.5 +1.8 -0.9 -4.6 -0.1 -0.2 +2.9
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) 2016 201,743 2,691 14,045 71,655 113,352 742,376 125,318 517,249 99,809 4,226
2017 200,277 2,473 14,809 68,685 114,310 735,685 119,624 518,657 97,404 4,176 11 27,835,810
Percent change -0.7 -8.1 +5.4 -4.1 +0.8 -0.9 -4.5 +0.3 -2.4 -1.2
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) 2016 149,231 2,253 10,365 48,418 88,195 732,805 133,169 506,671 92,965 4,351
2017 152,639 2,358 10,839 47,894 91,548 728,714 130,372 504,515 93,827 4,831 24 17,571,403
Percent change +2.3 +4.7 +4.6 -1.1 +3.8 -0.6 -2.1 -0.4 +0.9 +11.0
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) 2016 123,333 2,005 9,058 40,217 72,053 598,258 113,657 404,286 80,315 3,890
2017 121,797 1,963 9,194 38,069 72,571 589,581 105,016 403,248 81,317 3,819 48 16,623,333
Percent change -1.2 -2.1 +1.5 -5.3 +0.7 -1.5 -7.6 -0.3 +1.2 -1.8
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) 2016 158,660 2,137 15,152 45,781 95,590 1,054,235 189,689 745,706 118,840 5,192
2017 158,515 2,282 15,710 43,864 96,659 1,028,358 175,848 733,964 118,546 5,095 223 33,279,937
Percent change -0.1 +6.8 +3.7 -4.2 +1.1 -2.5 -7.3 -1.6 -0.2 -1.9
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) 2016 117,544 1,283 11,884 31,586 72,791 884,845 154,139 649,430 81,276 4,353
2017 117,529 1,376 12,310 31,025 72,818 853,912 140,936 631,474 81,502 4,478 484 33,749,285
Percent change * +7.2 +3.6 -1.8 * -3.5 -8.6 -2.8 +0.3 +2.9
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 2016 90,162 1,055 10,063 21,811 57,233 739,484 126,324 562,060 51,100 3,292
2017 90,057 1,100 10,513 20,834 57,610 706,705 113,898 540,864 51,943 3,250 875 30,423,643
Percent change -0.1 +4.3 +4.5 -4.5 +0.7 -4.4 -9.8 -3.8 +1.6 -1.3
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 2016 76,670 879 8,929 15,845 51,017 673,637 117,372 515,744 40,521 2,905
2017 76,916 868 9,285 14,905 51,858 647,140 107,002 498,276 41,862 2,811 1,798 28,686,467
Percent change +0.3 -1.3 +4.0 -5.9 +1.6 -3.9 -8.8 -3.4 +3.3 -3.2
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 2016 71,030 684 8,814 9,700 51,832 576,756 96,894 448,853 31,009 3,685
2017 71,501 771 9,055 8,975 52,700 556,481 90,971 433,235 32,275 3,514 7,742 23,131,478
Percent change +0.7 +12.7 +2.7 -7.5 +1.7 -3.5 -6.1 -3.5 +4.1 -4.6
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES 2016 190,966 2,770 20,915 36,125 131,156 1,243,670 281,127 843,894 118,649 7,468
2017 189,421 2,613 21,628 33,967 131,213 1,190,522 250,712 820,600 119,210 6,849 1,915 74,252,901
Percent change -0.8 -5.7 +3.4 -6.0 * -4.3 -10.8 -2.8 +0.5 -8.3
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES2 2016 48,113 894 8,356 2,765 36,098 295,292 93,009 178,136 24,147 2,508
2017 48,610 813 8,402 2,643 36,752 283,741 87,616 170,005 26,120 2,348 2,306 24,449,120
Percent change +1.0 -9.1 +0.6 -4.4 +1.8 -3.9 -5.8 -4.6 +8.2 -6.4
SUBURBAN AREAS3 2016 333,810 4,273 38,034 68,830 222,673 2,542,241 485,703 1,851,550 204,988 13,574
2017 332,467 4,191 39,460 65,205 223,611 2,439,671 437,162 1,795,372 207,137 12,635 8,522 134,599,243
Percent change -0.4 -1.9 +3.7 -5.3 +0.4 -4.0 -10.0 -3.0 +1.0 -6.9
  • 1 The figures shown in the rape column include only those reported by law enforcement agencies that used the revised Uniform Crime Reporting definition of rape. See the data declaration for further explanation.
  • 2 Includes state police agencies that report aggregately for the entire state.
  • 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.

Data Declaration

Provides the methodology used in constructing this table and other pertinent information about this table.