Table 12

Crime Trends

by Population Group, 2017–2018

Population group Violent
crime
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Rape1 Robbery Aggravated
assault
Property
crime
Burglary Larceny-
theft
Motor
vehicle
theft
Arson Number
of
agencies
2018
estimated
population
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: 2017 1,225,124 16,499 128,022 307,910 772,693 7,318,954 1,310,167 5,227,521 741,228 40,038
2018 1,186,742 15,498 131,560 272,160 767,524 6,852,010 1,151,302 4,946,341 718,240 36,127 15,509 312,099,511
Percent change -3.1 -6.1 +2.8 -11.6 -0.7 -6.4 -12.1 -5.4 -3.1 -9.8
TOTAL CITIES 2017 989,698 13,108 96,224 272,864 607,502 5,873,222 977,896 4,264,860 599,574 30,892
2018 955,635 12,230 98,807 241,196 603,402 5,517,706 865,153 4,044,331 580,261 27,961 11,285 213,864,890
Percent change -3.4 -6.7 +2.7 -11.6 -0.7 -6.1 -11.5 -5.2 -3.2 -9.5
GROUP I (250,000 and over) 2017 478,004 6,795 36,994 154,479 279,736 2,078,037 356,734 1,435,156 274,192 11,955
2018 461,961 6,310 38,134 136,958 280,559 2,004,896 322,482 1,405,363 266,041 11,010 85 62,903,034
Percent change -3.4 -7.1 +3.1 -11.3 +0.3 -3.5 -9.6 -2.1 -3.0 -7.9
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) 2017 200,257 2,453 14,809 68,685 114,310 739,196 119,624 518,657 97,404 3,511
2018 194,004 2,314 15,586 61,584 114,520 725,865 110,246 517,071 95,010 3,538 11 27,887,008
Percent change -3.1 -5.7 +5.2 -10.3 +0.2 -1.8 -7.8 -0.3 -2.5 +0.8
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) 2017 158,078 2,412 11,584 49,355 94,727 756,710 134,646 520,199 97,212 4,653
2018 153,668 2,225 11,565 44,288 95,590 727,565 120,868 507,805 94,884 4,008 26 18,736,687
Percent change -2.8 -7.8 -0.2 -10.3 +0.9 -3.9 -10.2 -2.4 -2.4 -13.9
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) 2017 119,669 1,930 10,601 36,439 70,699 582,131 102,464 396,300 79,576 3,791
2018 114,289 1,771 10,983 31,086 70,449 551,466 91,368 380,487 76,147 3,464 48 16,279,339
Percent change -4.5 -8.2 +3.6 -14.7 -0.4 -5.3 -10.8 -4.0 -4.3 -8.6
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) 2017 154,345 2,208 15,617 42,879 93,641 1,006,514 170,623 714,579 116,326 4,986
2018 150,104 2,036 16,023 38,503 93,542 945,110 150,659 677,674 112,261 4,516 224 33,187,392
Percent change -2.7 -7.8 +2.6 -10.2 -0.1 -6.1 -11.7 -5.2 -3.5 -9.4
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) 2017 118,693 1,376 12,884 31,094 73,339 869,568 141,508 641,611 82,011 4,438
2018 115,334 1,318 13,286 27,804 72,926 805,960 124,483 599,991 77,470 4,016 499 34,785,719
Percent change -2.8 -4.2 +3.1 -10.6 -0.6 -7.3 -12.0 -6.5 -5.5 -9.5
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 2017 89,860 1,084 11,287 20,676 56,813 707,572 112,290 539,543 52,544 3,195
2018 83,297 1,006 11,627 17,450 53,214 650,246 96,891 499,823 50,745 2,787 892 30,904,313
Percent change -7.3 -7.2 +3.0 -15.6 -6.3 -8.1 -13.7 -7.4 -3.4 -12.8
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 2017 77,094 882 9,930 14,722 51,560 651,163 106,440 499,635 42,300 2,788
2018 75,416 869 10,257 12,548 51,742 604,372 93,512 466,574 41,853 2,433 1,816 28,985,640
Percent change -2.2 -1.5 +3.3 -14.8 +0.4 -7.2 -12.1 -6.6 -1.1 -12.7
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 2017 71,702 763 9,512 9,014 52,413 560,368 90,301 434,336 32,201 3,530
2018 69,523 691 9,480 7,933 51,419 507,122 77,126 394,906 31,891 3,199 7,769 23,098,792
Percent change -3.0 -9.4 -0.3 -12.0 -1.9 -9.5 -14.6 -9.1 -1.0 -9.4
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES 2017 188,087 2,581 23,058 32,660 129,788 1,170,375 247,606 799,154 116,665 6,950
2018 184,616 2,474 23,998 28,685 129,459 1,084,351 213,129 751,870 113,164 6,188 1,941 74,367,434
Percent change -1.8 -4.1 +4.1 -12.2 -0.3 -7.4 -13.9 -5.9 -3.0 -11.0
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES2 2017 47,339 810 8,740 2,386 35,403 275,357 84,665 163,507 24,989 2,196
2018 46,491 794 8,755 2,279 34,663 249,953 73,020 150,140 24,815 1,978 2,283 23,867,187
Percent change -1.8 -2.0 +0.2 -4.5 -2.1 -9.2 -13.8 -8.2 -0.7 -9.9
SUBURBAN AREAS3 2017 333,191 4,166 41,933 64,036 223,056 2,432,539 435,749 1,778,053 205,911 12,826
2018 322,582 4,023 43,220 55,423 219,916 2,239,385 373,609 1,654,993 199,514 11,269 8,593 135,384,349
Percent change -3.2 -3.4 +3.1 -13.5 -1.4 -7.9 -14.3 -6.9 -3.1 -12.1
  • 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 Includes state police agencies that report aggregately for the entire state.
  • 3 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.

Data Declaration

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