Table 13

Crime Trends

by Suburban and Nonsuburban Cities1 by Population Group, 2016–2017

Population group Violent
crime
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Rape2 Robbery Aggravated
assault
Property
crime
Burglary Larceny-
theft
Motor
vehicle
theft
Arson Number
of
agencies
2017
estimated
population
TOTAL SUBURBAN CITIES: 2016 142,844 1,503 17,119 32,705 91,517 1,298,571 204,576 1,007,656 86,339 6,106
2017 143,046 1,578 17,832 31,238 92,398 1,249,149 186,450 974,772 87,927 5,786 6,607 60,346,342
Percent change +0.1 +5.0 +4.2 -4.5 +1.0 -3.8 -8.9 -3.3 +1.8 -5.2
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 2016 55,365 610 6,607 14,335 33,813 493,625 78,185 378,789 36,651 1,999
2017 55,658 598 6,979 14,091 33,990 474,293 70,844 366,452 36,997 1,931 690 23,776,858
Percent change +0.5 -2.0 +5.6 -1.7 +0.5 -3.9 -9.4 -3.3 +0.9 -3.4
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 2016 48,662 546 5,658 11,451 31,007 448,224 72,788 345,443 29,993 1,859
2017 48,631 558 5,802 10,849 31,422 430,329 65,645 334,089 30,595 1,744 1,375 22,078,277
Percent change -0.1 +2.2 +2.5 -5.3 +1.3 -4.0 -9.8 -3.3 +2.0 -6.2
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 2016 38,817 347 4,854 6,919 26,697 356,722 53,603 283,424 19,695 2,248
2017 38,757 422 5,051 6,298 26,986 344,527 49,961 274,231 20,335 2,111 4,542 14,491,207
Percent change -0.2 +21.6 +4.1 -9.0 +1.1 -3.4 -6.8 -3.2 +3.2 -6.1
TOTAL NONSUBURBAN CITIES: 2016 95,018 1,115 10,687 14,651 68,565 691,306 136,014 519,001 36,291 3,776
2017 95,428 1,161 11,021 13,476 69,770 661,177 125,421 497,603 38,153 3,789 3,808 21,895,246
Percent change +0.4 +4.1 +3.1 -8.0 +1.8 -4.4 -7.8 -4.1 +5.1 +0.3
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 2016 34,797 445 3,456 7,476 23,420 245,859 48,139 183,271 14,449 1,293
2017 34,399 502 3,534 6,743 23,620 232,412 43,054 174,412 14,946 1,319 185 6,646,785
Percent change -1.1 +12.8 +2.3 -9.8 +0.9 -5.5 -10.6 -4.8 +3.4 +2.0
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 2016 28,008 333 3,271 4,394 20,010 225,413 44,584 170,301 10,528 1,046
2017 28,285 310 3,483 4,056 20,436 216,811 41,357 164,187 11,267 1,067 423 6,608,190
Percent change +1.0 -6.9 +6.5 -7.7 +2.1 -3.8 -7.2 -3.6 +7.0 +2.0
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 2016 32,213 337 3,960 2,781 25,135 220,034 43,291 165,429 11,314 1,437
2017 32,744 349 4,004 2,677 25,714 211,954 41,010 159,004 11,940 1,403 3,200 8,640,271
Percent change +1.6 +3.6 +1.1 -3.7 +2.3 -3.7 -5.3 -3.9 +5.5 -2.4
  • 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 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.

Data Declaration

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