Table 14

Crime Trends

by Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties1 by Population Group, 2016–2017

Population group Population range 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
METROPOLITAN
COUNTIES
100,000 and over 2016 127,437 1,829 11,842 29,870 83,896 829,643 170,599 581,868 77,176 4,384
2017 126,147 1,737 12,113 28,124 84,173 794,364 150,755 566,186 77,423 4,120 171 46,100,653
Percent change -1.0 -5.0 +2.3 -5.8 +0.3 -4.3 -11.6 -2.7 +0.3 -6.0
25,000 to 99,999 2016 44,622 677 6,125 4,251 33,569 306,629 86,927 195,950 23,752 1,849
2017 45,130 652 6,384 4,195 33,899 295,554 78,831 191,565 25,158 1,795 447 23,315,067
Percent change +1.1 -3.7 +4.2 -1.3 +1.0 -3.6 -9.3 -2.2 +5.9 -2.9
Under 25,000 2016 18,630 258 2,884 1,984 13,504 105,286 23,048 64,596 17,642 1,224
2017 17,806 221 3,028 1,637 12,920 98,481 20,536 61,414 16,531 926 1,284 4,589,724
Percent change -4.4 -14.3 +5.0 -17.5 -4.3 -6.5 -10.9 -4.9 -6.3 -24.3
NONMETROPOLITAN
COUNTIES
25,000 and over 2016 17,783 292 2,687 1,297 13,507 122,522 37,931 75,518 9,073 855
2017 18,524 288 2,933 1,260 14,043 119,353 37,037 72,478 9,838 774 269 9,970,987
Percent change +4.2 -1.4 +9.2 -2.9 +4.0 -2.6 -2.4 -4.0 +8.4 -9.5
10,000 to 24,999 2016 15,436 292 2,138 817 12,189 98,793 32,637 58,933 7,223 735
2017 15,457 231 2,190 774 12,262 94,007 30,151 56,176 7,680 762 560 8,952,028
Percent change +0.1 -20.9 +2.4 -5.3 +0.6 -4.8 -7.6 -4.7 +6.3 +3.7
Under 10,000 2016 10,504 190 2,378 359 7,577 52,950 16,284 31,038 5,628 672
2017 10,068 174 2,208 311 7,375 49,650 14,432 29,290 5,928 571 1,397 4,284,517
Percent change -4.2 -8.4 -7.1 -13.4 -2.7 -6.2 -11.4 -5.6 +5.3 -15.0
  • 1 Metropolitan counties include sheriffs and county law enforcement agencies associated with a Metropolitan Statistical Area. Nonmetropolitan counties include sheriffs and county law enforcement agencies that are not associated with a Metropolitan
    Statistical Area. The offenses from state police agencies are not included in this table.
  • 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.