Table 14

Crime Trends

by Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties1 by Population Group, 2017–2018

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
2018
estimated
population
METROPOLITAN
COUNTIES
100,000 and over 2017 122,314 1,694 13,081 26,703 80,836 770,468 147,120 543,565 75,461 4,322
2018 119,595 1,601 13,970 23,766 80,258 715,195 126,708 511,555 73,078 3,854 173 45,723,713
Percent change -2.2 -5.5 +6.8 -11.0 -0.7 -7.2 -13.9 -5.9 -3.2 -10.8
25,000 to 99,999 2017 45,993 644 6,588 4,213 34,548 296,794 78,926 191,773 24,396 1,699
2018 45,830 626 6,711 3,646 34,847 272,409 67,433 179,007 24,442 1,527 453 23,682,240
Percent change -0.4 -2.8 +1.9 -13.5 +0.9 -8.2 -14.6 -6.7 +0.2 -10.1
Under 25,000 2017 19,780 243 3,389 1,744 14,404 103,113 21,560 63,816 16,808 929
2018 19,191 247 3,317 1,273 14,354 96,747 18,988 61,308 15,644 807 1,315 4,961,481
Percent change -3.0 +1.6 -2.1 -27.0 -0.3 -6.2 -11.9 -3.9 -6.9 -13.1
NONMETROPOLITAN
COUNTIES
25,000 and over 2017 19,585 322 3,326 1,301 14,636 122,224 37,426 73,470 10,527 801
2018 19,181 299 3,413 1,240 14,229 112,568 32,986 68,028 10,802 752 265 10,648,857
Percent change -2.1 -7.1 +2.6 -4.7 -2.8 -7.9 -11.9 -7.4 +2.6 -6.1
10,000 to 24,999 2017 15,556 226 2,414 722 12,194 94,917 29,943 56,685 7,564 725
2018 15,252 243 2,468 726 11,815 86,046 25,704 51,867 7,812 663 562 9,014,447
Percent change -2.0 +7.5 +2.2 +0.6 -3.1 -9.3 -14.2 -8.5 +3.3 -8.6
Under 10,000 2017 12,198 262 3,000 363 8,573 58,216 17,296 33,352 6,898 670
2018 12,058 252 2,874 313 8,619 51,339 14,330 30,245 6,201 563 1,456 4,203,883
Percent change -1.1 -3.8 -4.2 -13.8 +0.5 -11.8 -17.1 -9.3 -10.1 -16.0
  • 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.
  • 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.

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