Table 15

Crime Trends

Additional Information About Selected Offenses

by Population Group, 2016–2017

Population group Rape1 Robbery Aggravated assault Burglary Motor vehicle theft Arson Number
of
agencies
2017
estimated
population
Rape 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
Structure Mobile Other
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: 2016 107,478 5,472 126,840 24,476 28,583 127,117 192,335 130,554 231,438 185,727 800,782 496,116 89,425 545,363 103,524 70,910 17,721 9,936 11,639
2017 111,180 5,419 120,036 23,755 28,669 121,577 198,020 128,741 232,962 189,172 737,974 463,415 80,531 545,549 109,234 69,380 17,437 9,503 11,824 14,726 298,000,763
Percent change +3.4 -1.0 -5.4 -2.9 +0.3 -4.4 +3.0 -1.4 +0.7 +1.9 -7.8 -6.6 -9.9 * +5.5 -2.2 -1.6 -4.4 +1.6
TOTAL CITIES 2016 79,872 4,357 108,592 21,683 24,926 113,208 153,296 105,554 178,032 137,753 588,929 359,653 69,365 447,074 81,949 48,984 13,519 7,325 8,849
2017 82,940 4,272 103,210 21,140 25,084 108,252 158,392 104,871 178,898 140,723 547,548 338,068 63,133 444,886 87,098 47,941 13,561 7,107 9,233 10,603 201,145,014
Percent change +3.8 -2.0 -5.0 -2.5 +0.6 -4.4 +3.3 -0.6 +0.5 +2.2 -7.0 -6.0 -9.0 -0.5 +6.3 -2.1 +0.3 -3.0 +4.3
GROUP I (250,000 and over) 2016 29,818 1,988 61,456 11,594 12,938 62,342 80,742 48,082 82,435 46,538 230,299 103,584 23,988 199,936 43,746 17,971 5,027 3,399 3,226
2017 31,173 1,907 58,933 11,322 13,195 59,311 83,782 48,830 82,895 47,487 218,672 101,156 22,272 194,752 48,060 18,158 5,179 3,331 3,665 82 59,324,375
Percent change +4.5 -4.1 -4.1 -2.3 +2.0 -4.9 +3.8 +1.6 +0.6 +2.0 -5.0 -2.3 -7.2 -2.6 +9.9 +1.0 +3.0 -2.0 +13.6
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) 2016 11,464 919 22,005 5,341 5,519 26,830 23,455 20,634 31,697 21,763 74,941 29,124 6,980 65,274 16,816 6,283 1,437 1,104 1,098
2017 12,203 844 20,893 5,186 5,351 25,368 23,696 21,247 31,344 22,588 70,324 29,693 6,695 58,701 20,938 6,187 1,452 909 1,301 10 25,129,639
Percent change +6.4 -8.2 -5.1 -2.9 -3.0 -5.4 +1.0 +3.0 -1.1 +3.8 -6.2 +2.0 -4.1 -10.1 +24.5 -1.5 +1.0 -17.7 +18.5
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) 2016 9,745 620 22,329 3,776 4,699 17,614 30,505 15,478 29,413 12,799 85,482 38,106 9,581 69,901 16,190 6,874 1,798 1,208 1,141
2017 10,242 597 22,235 3,746 5,053 16,860 32,359 15,671 30,397 13,121 84,286 37,449 8,637 70,776 16,313 6,738 2,092 1,350 1,285 24 17,571,403
Percent change +5.1 -3.7 -0.4 -0.8 +7.5 -4.3 +6.1 +1.2 +3.3 +2.5 -1.4 -1.7 -9.9 +1.3 +0.8 -2.0 +16.4 +11.8 +12.6
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) 2016 8,609 449 17,122 2,477 2,720 17,898 26,782 11,970 21,325 11,976 69,876 36,354 7,427 64,761 10,740 4,814 1,792 1,087 987
2017 8,728 466 15,805 2,390 2,791 17,083 27,727 11,912 21,154 11,778 64,062 34,014 6,940 65,275 10,809 5,233 1,635 1,072 1,079 48 16,623,333
Percent change +1.4 +3.8 -7.7 -3.5 +2.6 -4.6 +3.5 -0.5 -0.8 -1.7 -8.3 -6.4 -6.6 +0.8 +0.6 +8.7 -8.8 -1.4 +9.3
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) 2016 14,221 604 18,964 3,685 4,357 17,866 26,433 18,195 29,314 19,295 106,574 66,005 13,454 91,705 16,476 9,787 2,142 1,200 1,566
2017 14,799 569 17,739 3,703 4,347 17,187 27,610 17,853 29,395 19,571 98,608 61,495 12,280 91,694 16,100 9,643 2,149 1,157 1,508 217 32,439,570
Percent change +4.1 -5.8 -6.5 +0.5 -0.2 -3.8 +4.5 -1.9 +0.3 +1.4 -7.5 -6.8 -8.7 * -2.3 -1.5 +0.3 -3.6 -3.7
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) 2016 11,075 458 10,814 2,731 3,096 13,903 16,143 13,573 22,481 18,567 81,356 57,854 10,149 62,753 9,674 7,576 1,892 915 1,336
2017 11,380 461 10,497 2,668 3,138 13,704 16,728 13,044 22,471 18,603 74,540 52,935 9,368 62,608 10,491 7,187 1,941 918 1,404 463 32,356,421
Percent change +2.8 +0.7 -2.9 -2.3 +1.4 -1.4 +3.6 -3.9 * +0.2 -8.4 -8.5 -7.7 -0.2 +8.4 -5.1 +2.6 +0.3 +5.1
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 2016 8,952 399 7,904 1,732 2,159 8,779 12,639 9,985 16,528 14,805 64,653 46,886 8,283 39,255 4,882 5,227 1,309 620 1,084
2017 9,318 435 7,486 1,647 2,117 8,355 12,672 9,934 16,569 15,089 58,236 42,622 7,433 40,214 4,986 4,841 1,304 579 1,031 814 28,374,921
Percent change +4.1 +9.0 -5.3 -4.9 -1.9 -4.8 +0.3 -0.5 +0.2 +1.9 -9.9 -9.1 -10.3 +2.4 +2.1 -7.4 -0.4 -6.6 -4.9
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 2016 7,872 386 5,910 1,199 1,489 6,136 9,903 8,378 14,643 15,862 58,167 46,263 6,988 30,100 4,230 4,429 1,377 501 737
2017 8,192 339 5,354 1,130 1,468 5,734 10,170 8,176 14,604 16,452 52,837 42,576 6,165 31,370 4,314 4,131 1,263 503 802 1,679 26,705,583
Percent change +4.1 -12.2 -9.4 -5.8 -1.4 -6.6 +2.7 -2.4 -0.3 +3.7 -9.2 -8.0 -11.8 +4.2 +2.0 -6.7 -8.3 +0.4 +8.8
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 2016 7,934 522 3,544 742 887 4,182 7,436 7,341 12,631 22,686 47,880 39,061 6,503 23,325 2,941 3,994 1,772 690 900
2017 8,078 561 3,201 670 819 3,961 7,430 7,034 12,964 23,521 44,655 37,284 5,615 24,248 3,147 3,981 1,725 619 823 7,348 21,944,144
Percent change +1.8 +7.5 -9.7 -9.7 -7.7 -5.3 -0.1 -4.2 +2.6 +3.7 -6.7 -4.5 -13.7 +4.0 +7.0 -0.3 -2.7 -10.3 -8.6
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES 2016 19,742 802 17,036 2,576 3,290 12,983 32,072 20,532 43,081 34,288 158,163 102,433 16,325 82,768 17,876 17,249 2,990 2,106 2,111
2017 20,375 811 15,697 2,413 3,252 12,376 32,370 19,424 43,616 34,546 140,271 92,760 14,018 83,477 18,016 16,885 2,749 1,912 1,983 1,868 72,964,323
Percent change +3.2 +1.1 -7.9 -6.3 -1.2 -4.7 +0.9 -5.4 +1.2 +0.8 -11.3 -9.4 -14.1 +0.9 +0.8 -2.1 -8.1 -9.2 -6.1
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES 2016 7,864 313 1,212 217 367 926 6,967 4,468 10,325 13,686 53,690 34,030 3,735 15,521 3,699 4,677 1,212 505 679
2017 7,865 336 1,129 202 333 949 7,258 4,446 10,448 13,903 50,155 32,587 3,380 17,186 4,120 4,554 1,127 484 608 2,255 23,891,426
Percent change * +7.3 -6.8 -6.9 -9.3 +2.5 +4.2 -0.5 +1.2 +1.6 -6.6 -4.2 -9.5 +10.7 +11.4 -2.6 -7.0 -4.2 -10.5
SUBURBAN AREAS2 2016 34,862 1,531 28,779 5,013 6,354 26,257 48,140 35,260 68,739 64,528 259,836 179,407 31,119 147,687 26,403 26,582 5,678 3,292 3,823
2017 36,029 1,595 26,607 4,764 6,278 25,028 48,777 33,760 69,140 65,663 231,821 164,363 27,151 150,040 26,780 25,476 5,294 2,999 3,619 8,053 128,974,352
Percent change +3.3 +4.2 -7.5 -5.0 -1.2 -4.7 +1.3 -4.3 +0.6 +1.8 -10.8 -8.4 -12.8 +1.6 +1.4 -4.2 -6.8 -8.9 -5.3
  • 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 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.