Table 15

Crime Trends

Additional Information About Selected Offenses

by Population Group, 2017–2018

Population group Rape1 Robbery Aggravated assault Burglary Motor vehicle theft Arson Number
of
agencies
2018
estimated
population
Rape Assault
to rape-
attempts
Firearm Knife or
cutting
instrument
Other
weapon
Strong-arm Firearm Knife or
cutting
instrument
Other
weapon
Hands,
fists,
feet, etc.
Forcible
entry
Unlawful
entry
Attempted
forcible
entry
Autos Trucks
and
buses
Other
vehicles
Structure Mobile Other
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: 2017 117,367 5,635 118,382 23,678 28,591 120,502 195,812 128,154 233,817 186,234 730,752 460,169 79,706 543,050 109,496 68,958 16,904 9,051 12,504
2018 120,441 5,637 99,585 21,538 26,800 110,587 192,767 127,485 231,900 187,496 631,744 411,200 72,703 524,103 110,662 65,011 15,033 8,295 11,548 14,815 300,222,367
Percent change +2.6 * -15.9 -9.0 -6.3 -8.2 -1.6 -0.5 -0.8 +0.7 -13.5 -10.6 -8.8 -3.5 +1.1 -5.7 -11.1 -8.4 -7.6
TOTAL CITIES 2017 87,379 4,404 102,555 21,114 25,202 107,478 157,502 104,596 180,836 137,630 544,770 335,925 62,693 445,924 87,373 47,593 13,011 6,697 9,759
2018 89,540 4,424 85,971 19,264 23,545 98,953 155,553 104,535 179,545 137,746 473,764 302,982 57,556 428,416 89,166 45,488 11,588 6,120 9,120 10,689 203,796,413
Percent change +2.5 +0.5 -16.2 -8.8 -6.6 -7.9 -1.2 -0.1 -0.7 +0.1 -13.0 -9.8 -8.2 -3.9 +2.1 -4.4 -10.9 -8.6 -6.5
GROUP I (250,000 and over) 2017 33,278 1,954 58,959 11,350 13,340 58,943 83,996 49,108 84,518 46,679 219,389 102,117 22,316 195,875 48,374 18,365 4,659 3,001 3,781
2018 34,394 1,942 49,554 10,582 12,663 54,475 83,609 50,079 85,429 46,130 191,952 96,793 22,051 187,180 50,762 17,967 4,196 2,677 3,699 84 60,183,883
Percent change +3.4 -0.6 -16.0 -6.8 -5.1 -7.6 -0.5 +2.0 +1.1 -1.2 -12.5 -5.2 -1.2 -4.4 +4.9 -2.2 -9.9 -10.8 -2.2
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) 2017 12,203 844 20,893 5,186 5,351 25,368 23,696 21,247 31,344 22,588 70,324 29,693 6,695 58,701 20,938 6,187 1,071 682 1,244
2018 12,913 875 17,926 4,908 5,016 24,050 24,662 21,596 31,205 21,745 63,698 28,000 6,862 54,591 24,343 5,944 957 602 1,541 10 25,167,857
Percent change +5.8 +3.7 -14.2 -5.4 -6.3 -5.2 +4.1 +1.6 -0.4 -3.7 -9.4 -5.7 +2.5 -7.0 +16.3 -3.9 -10.6 -11.7 +23.9
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) 2017 10,981 603 22,708 3,845 5,279 17,523 33,237 16,209 32,341 12,940 86,457 39,409 8,780 73,487 16,699 7,026 1,950 1,268 1,435
2018 11,009 556 19,338 3,480 5,209 16,261 32,786 16,428 32,980 13,396 74,092 37,870 8,906 72,890 15,291 6,703 1,601 1,139 1,268 26 18,736,687
Percent change +0.3 -7.8 -14.8 -9.5 -1.3 -7.2 -1.4 +1.4 +2.0 +3.5 -14.3 -3.9 +1.4 -0.8 -8.4 -4.6 -17.9 -10.2 -11.6
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) 2017 10,094 507 15,358 2,319 2,710 16,052 27,063 11,652 20,833 11,151 62,608 33,015 6,841 63,687 10,737 5,152 1,638 1,051 1,102
2018 10,472 511 12,290 2,194 2,438 14,164 26,161 12,055 21,244 10,989 54,162 30,923 6,283 59,699 11,128 5,320 1,638 936 890 48 16,279,339
Percent change +3.7 +0.8 -20.0 -5.4 -10.0 -11.8 -3.3 +3.5 +2.0 -1.5 -13.5 -6.3 -8.2 -6.3 +3.6 +3.3 0.0 -10.9 -19.2
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) 2017 14,744 531 17,235 3,631 4,240 16,885 26,745 17,258 28,786 18,622 97,016 58,084 12,058 90,069 15,910 9,238 2,093 1,134 1,550
2018 15,039 634 14,490 3,347 4,009 15,946 26,244 17,280 28,441 19,508 84,196 52,609 10,666 86,792 16,065 8,350 1,836 1,061 1,464 218 32,348,740
Percent change +2.0 +19.4 -15.9 -7.8 -5.4 -5.6 -1.9 +0.1 -1.2 +4.8 -13.2 -9.4 -11.5 -3.6 +1.0 -9.6 -12.3 -6.4 -5.5
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) 2017 11,934 478 10,521 2,693 3,177 13,685 16,832 13,105 22,752 18,690 74,874 53,315 9,257 63,286 10,421 7,093 1,934 890 1,490
2018 12,319 501 8,888 2,374 2,923 12,752 16,830 13,031 22,878 18,333 65,135 47,952 7,972 59,532 10,340 6,571 1,623 856 1,438 478 33,394,344
Percent change +3.2 +4.8 -15.5 -11.8 -8.0 -6.8 * -0.6 +0.6 -1.9 -13.0 -10.1 -13.9 -5.9 -0.8 -7.4 -16.1 -3.8 -3.5
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 2017 10,064 462 7,400 1,654 2,113 8,276 12,213 9,975 16,659 14,610 56,954 42,359 7,405 40,670 5,077 4,882 1,258 556 1,131
2018 10,280 426 5,923 1,387 1,856 7,207 11,325 9,107 15,428 14,384 48,168 37,123 6,580 38,949 4,914 4,761 1,120 490 975 830 28,830,675
Percent change +2.1 -7.8 -20.0 -16.1 -12.2 -12.9 -7.3 -8.7 -7.4 -1.5 -15.4 -12.4 -11.1 -4.2 -3.2 -2.5 -11.0 -11.9 -13.8
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 2017 8,885 348 5,285 1,102 1,487 5,688 10,333 8,155 15,058 15,805 52,629 42,612 6,077 31,883 4,413 4,054 1,205 497 910
2018 9,053 370 4,443 951 1,241 5,048 10,324 7,921 14,894 16,439 46,608 36,985 5,392 31,890 4,126 3,966 1,089 474 730 1,701 27,096,275
Percent change +1.9 +6.3 -15.9 -13.7 -16.5 -11.3 -0.1 -2.9 -1.1 +4.0 -11.4 -13.2 -11.3 * -6.5 -2.2 -9.6 -4.6 -19.8
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 2017 8,474 631 3,155 684 845 4,001 7,383 6,995 13,063 23,224 43,908 37,438 5,580 24,141 3,178 3,961 1,862 619 897
2018 8,455 551 2,673 623 853 3,525 7,221 7,117 12,475 22,952 37,705 31,520 4,895 24,073 2,959 3,873 1,724 562 814 7,378 21,942,496
Percent change -0.2 -12.7 -15.3 -8.9 +0.9 -11.9 -2.2 +1.7 -4.5 -1.2 -14.1 -15.8 -12.3 -0.3 -6.9 -2.2 -7.4 -9.2 -9.3
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES 2017 21,768 859 14,775 2,380 3,073 12,210 31,117 19,210 42,516 35,726 137,772 92,446 13,832 80,622 18,282 16,961 2,817 1,913 2,123
2018 22,666 850 12,627 2,096 2,927 10,873 30,354 18,795 42,199 36,796 116,912 80,452 12,402 79,054 17,693 15,441 2,464 1,764 1,877 1,895 73,115,822
Percent change +4.1 -1.0 -14.5 -11.9 -4.8 -11.0 -2.5 -2.2 -0.7 +3.0 -15.1 -13.0 -10.3 -1.9 -3.2 -9.0 -12.5 -7.8 -11.6
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES 2017 8,220 372 1,052 184 316 814 7,193 4,348 10,465 12,878 48,210 31,798 3,181 16,504 3,841 4,404 1,076 441 622
2018 8,235 363 987 178 328 761 6,860 4,155 10,156 12,954 41,068 27,766 2,745 16,633 3,803 4,082 981 411 551 2,231 23,310,132
Percent change +0.2 -2.4 -6.2 -3.3 +3.8 -6.5 -4.6 -4.4 -3.0 +0.6 -14.8 -12.7 -13.7 +0.8 -1.0 -7.3 -8.8 -6.8 -11.4
SUBURBAN AREAS2 2017 38,449 1,708 25,806 4,713 6,125 24,916 47,957 33,700 68,711 66,646 230,502 164,814 27,001 148,376 27,145 25,627 5,373 3,003 3,965
2018 39,480 1,660 21,684 4,081 5,748 21,974 46,602 32,714 67,276 67,749 195,900 141,506 23,958 144,694 26,023 23,741 4,732 2,763 3,416 8,128 129,869,133
Percent change +2.7 -2.8 -16.0 -13.4 -6.2 -11.8 -2.8 -2.9 -2.1 +1.7 -15.0 -14.1 -11.3 -2.5 -4.1 -7.4 -11.9 -8.0 -13.8
  • 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 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.
  • * Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

Data Declaration

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