Table 17

Rate: Number of Crimes per 100,000 Inhabitants

by Suburban and Nonsuburban Cities1 by Population Group, 2017

Population group Violent crime Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Rape2 Robbery Aggravated
assault
Property crime Burglary Larceny-theft Motor vehicle
theft
Number
of
agencies
2017
estimated
population
Number of
offenses
known
Rate Number of
offenses
known
Rate Number of
offenses
known
Rate Number of
offenses
known
Rate Number of
offenses
known
Rate Number of
offenses
known
Rate Number of
offenses
known
Rate Number of
offenses
known
Rate Number of
offenses
known
Rate
TOTAL SUBURBAN CITIES: 143,585 240.6 1,579 2.6 18,450 31.6 31,226 52.3 92,330 154.7 1,245,197 2,086.8 186,040 311.8 970,922 1,627.1 88,235 147.9 6,417 59,670,133
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 55,328 235.2 583 2.5 7,142 31.0 13,918 59.2 33,685 143.2 468,344 1,990.6 70,062 297.8 361,600 1,536.9 36,682 155.9 683 23,527,685
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 49,372 224.3 575 2.6 6,082 28.3 10,963 49.8 31,752 144.2 434,273 1,972.8 66,059 300.1 337,072 1,531.2 31,142 141.5 1,370 22,013,097
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 38,885 275.2 421 3.0 5,226 37.9 6,345 44.9 26,893 190.3 342,580 2,424.6 49,919 353.3 272,250 1,926.8 20,411 144.5 4,364 14,129,351
TOTAL NONSUBURBAN CITIES: 93,571 438.6 1,130 5.3 11,586 56.3 13,031 61.1 67,824 317.9 649,098 3,042.5 122,389 573.7 489,013 2,292.1 37,696 176.7 3,622 21,334,364
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 34,086 525.0 485 7.5 3,890 61.7 6,533 100.6 23,178 357.0 226,949 3,495.6 42,353 652.3 169,982 2,618.1 14,614 225.1 181 6,492,503
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 27,637 421.5 298 4.5 3,632 57.9 3,897 59.4 19,810 302.2 214,657 3,274.1 40,328 615.1 163,050 2,487.0 11,279 172.0 419 6,556,124
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 31,848 384.4 347 4.2 4,064 50.7 2,601 31.4 24,836 299.7 207,492 2,504.2 39,708 479.2 155,981 1,882.5 11,803 142.4 3,022 8,285,737
  • 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 this column for the offense of rape were reported using only 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.