Table 13

Crime Trends

by Suburban and Nonsuburban Cities1 by Population Group, 2018–2019

Population group Violent
crime
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Rape2 Robbery Aggravated
assault
Property
crime
Burglary Larceny-
theft
Motor
vehicle
theft
Arson Number
of
agencies
2019
estimated
population
TOTAL SUBURBAN CITIES: 2018 134,188 1,515 19,399 25,973 87,301 1,118,163 155,841 873,462 83,954 4,906
2019 131,960 1,475 18,657 24,553 87,275 1,066,729 139,377 841,549 81,132 4,671 6,499 60,669,679
Percent change -1.7 -2.6 -3.8 -5.5 * -4.6 -10.6 -3.7 -3.4 -4.8
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 2018 51,525 611 7,672 11,700 31,542 433,170 59,594 336,590 35,337 1,649
2019 50,043 611 7,088 10,892 31,452 415,472 53,148 326,158 34,539 1,627 706 24,251,769
Percent change -2.9 0.0 -7.6 -6.9 -0.3 -4.1 -10.8 -3.1 -2.3 -1.3
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 2018 47,134 542 6,668 8,798 31,126 388,036 55,998 300,948 29,557 1,533
2019 45,719 529 6,361 8,195 30,634 366,792 49,206 288,126 28,010 1,450 1,385 22,249,907
Percent change -3.0 -2.4 -4.6 -6.9 -1.6 -5.5 -12.1 -4.3 -5.2 -5.4
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 2018 35,529 362 5,059 5,475 24,633 296,957 40,249 235,924 19,060 1,724
2019 36,198 335 5,208 5,466 25,189 284,465 37,023 227,265 18,583 1,594 4,408 14,168,003
Percent change +1.9 -7.5 +2.9 -0.2 +2.3 -4.2 -8.0 -3.7 -2.5 -7.5
TOTAL NONSUBURBAN CITIES: 2018 59,815 614 8,886 5,599 44,716 408,315 73,350 307,683 25,098 2,184
2019 58,940 655 9,035 5,049 44,201 381,483 65,109 289,848 24,322 2,204 3,553 16,030,361
Percent change -1.5 +6.7 +1.7 -9.8 -1.2 -6.6 -11.2 -5.8 -3.1 +0.9
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 2018 8,094 91 1,278 1,017 5,708 58,916 10,234 44,206 4,202 274
2019 7,709 97 1,236 943 5,433 54,294 8,674 41,311 4,034 275 63 2,044,018
Percent change -4.8 +6.6 -3.3 -7.3 -4.8 -7.8 -15.2 -6.5 -4.0 +0.4
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 2018 22,037 234 3,258 2,538 16,007 165,926 29,997 125,415 9,757 757
2019 21,967 265 3,424 2,315 15,963 155,662 26,604 118,971 9,267 820 365 5,579,822
Percent change -0.3 +13.2 +5.1 -8.8 -0.3 -6.2 -11.3 -5.1 -5.0 +8.3
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 2018 29,684 289 4,350 2,044 23,001 183,473 33,119 138,062 11,139 1,153
2019 29,264 293 4,375 1,791 22,805 171,527 29,831 129,566 11,021 1,109 3,125 8,406,521
Percent change -1.4 +1.4 +0.6 -12.4 -0.9 -6.5 -9.9 -6.2 -1.1 -3.8
  • 1 Suburban cities include law enforcement agencies in cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants that are within a Metropolitan Statistical Area. Suburban cities exclude all metropolitan agencies associated with a principal city. Nonsuburban cities include law enforcement agencies in cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants 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.
  • *Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

Data Declaration

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