Table 18

Rate: Number of Crimes per 100,000 Inhabitants

by Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties1 by Population Group, 2017

Population group Population range 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
METROPOLITAN
COUNTIES
100,000 and over 128,147 280.8 1,750 3.8 12,930 29.2 28,460 62.4 85,007 186.2 794,253 1,740.2 151,784 332.6 564,075 1,235.9 78,394 171.8 169 45,642,167
25,000 to 99,999 45,033 200.0 651 2.9 6,590 31.3 4,175 18.5 33,617 149.3 295,130 1,310.8 77,921 346.1 191,449 850.3 25,760 114.4 433 22,515,711
Under 25,000 18,357 390.3 228 4.8 3,249 69.8 1,666 35.4 13,214 280.9 100,447 2,135.6 21,374 454.4 62,438 1,327.5 16,635 353.7 1,226 4,703,478
NONMETROPOLITAN
COUNTIES

25,000 and over 18,578 193.3 289 3.0 3,058 34.4 1,254 13.0 13,977 145.4 118,910 1,237.4 36,619 381.1 72,511 754.6 9,780 101.8 258 9,609,655
10,000 to 24,999 15,429 177.1 236 2.7 2,329 27.6 747 8.6 12,117 139.1 93,079 1,068.7 29,836 342.6 55,636 638.8 7,607 87.3 546 8,709,847
Under 10,000 9,899 248.4 169 4.2 2,226 56.7 291 7.3 7,213 181.0 48,894 1,227.2 14,169 355.6 28,866 724.5 5,859 147.1 1,277 3,984,313
  • 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 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.