Table 2

Crime in the United States

by Community Type, 2018

Area Population1 Violent
crime
2
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Rape3 Robbery Aggravated
assault
Property
crime
Burglary Larceny-
theft
Motor
vehicle
theft
United States Total 327,167,434 1,245,065 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410 7,196,045 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 100,000 inhabitants 380.6 5.0 42.6 86.2 246.8 2199.5 376.0 1594.6 228.9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 281,259,303
Area actually reporting4 98.2% 1,105,433 14,428 118,836 268,371 703,798 6,305,123 1,032,441 4,590,178 682,504
Estimated total 100.0% 1,118,920 14,575 119,842 271,561 712,942 6,404,896 1,049,087 4,665,845 689,964
Rate per 100,000 inhabitants 397.8 5.2 42.6 96.6 253.5 2277.2 373.0 1658.9 245.3
Cities outside metropolitan areas 18,699,875
Area actually reporting4 90.7% 68,036 711 9,439 6,461 51,425 452,123 82,867 341,223 28,033
Estimated total 100.0% 71,517 727 9,697 7,126 53,967 493,416 90,789 373,036 29,591
Rate per 100,000 inhabitants 382.4 3.9 51.9 38.1 288.6 2638.6 485.5 1994.9 158.2
Nonmetropolitan Counties 27,208,256
Area actually reporting4 92.0% 50,616 889 9,527 2,595 37,605 273,319 80,962 165,134 27,223
Estimated total 100.0% 54,628 912 9,841 3,374 40,501 297,733 90,273 178,174 29,286
Rate per 100,000 inhabitants 200.8 3.4 36.2 12.4 148.9 1094.3 331.8 654.9 107.6
  • 1 Population figures are U.S. Census Bureau provisional estimates as of July 1, 2018.
  • 2 The violent crime figures include the offenses of murder, rape (revised definition), robbery, and aggravated assault.
  • 3 The figures shown in this column for the offense of rape were estimated using the revised Uniform Crime Reporting definition of rape. See data declaration for further explanation.
  • 4 The percentage reported under "Area actually reporting" is based upon the population covered by agencies providing 3 months or more of crime reports to the FBI.
  • NOTE: Although arson data are included in the trend and clearance tables, sufficient data are not available to estimate totals for this offense. Therefore, no arson data are published in this table.

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Crime in the United States, by Community Type, 2018

  • In 2018, the violent crime rate in the United States was 380.6 per 100,000 inhabitants.
  • In Metropolitan Statistical Areas, the violent crime rate was 397.8 per 100,000 inhabitants.
  • The violent crime rate was 382.4 per 100,000 inhabitants in cities outside metropolitan areas and 200.8 per 100,000 inhabitants in nonmetropolitan counties.
  • The murder rate in the United States was 5.0 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants in 2018.
  • The murder rate in Metropolitan Statistical Areas was 5.2 per 100,000 inhabitants.
  • The murder rates in cities outside metropolitan areas and in nonmetropolitan counties were 3.9 per 100,000 inhabitants and 3.4 per 100,000 inhabitants, respectively.
  • The property crime rate in the United States was 2,199.5 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2018.
  • In Metropolitan Statistical Areas, the property crime rate was 2,277.2 per 100,000 inhabitants.
  • The property crime rate was 2,638.6 per 100,000 inhabitants in cities outside metropolitan areas; the property crime rate was 1,094.3 per 100,000 inhabitants in nonmetropolitan counties.