Table 14

Crime Trends

by Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties1 by Population Group, 2018–2019

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
2019
estimated
population
METROPOLITAN
COUNTIES
100,000 and over 2018 118,955 1,600 14,098 23,969 79,288 708,584 123,965 508,062 72,761 3,796
2019 117,124 1,635 13,773 23,015 78,701 674,508 109,877 491,569 69,716 3,346 167 45,594,677
Percent change -1.5 +2.2 -2.3 -4.0 -0.7 -4.8 -11.4 -3.2 -4.2 -11.9
25,000 to 99,999 2018 42,928 605 6,842 3,466 32,015 257,498 63,113 169,694 23,193 1,498
2019 41,664 591 6,329 3,255 31,489 239,363 55,566 159,427 23,054 1,316 435 22,755,761
Percent change -2.9 -2.3 -7.5 -6.1 -1.6 -7.0 -12.0 -6.1 -0.6 -12.1
Under 25,000 2018 18,909 252 3,403 1,260 13,994 94,814 18,273 60,087 15,611 843
2019 19,094 216 3,370 1,207 14,301 88,923 18,015 55,951 14,186 771 1,320 4,828,866
Percent change +1.0 -14.3 -1.0 -4.2 +2.2 -6.2 -1.4 -6.9 -9.1 -8.5
NONMETROPOLITAN
COUNTIES
25,000 and over 2018 18,655 289 3,322 1,161 13,883 104,916 30,768 63,382 10,032 734
2019 19,237 323 3,376 1,199 14,339 97,586 27,871 59,165 9,825 725 252 10,171,234
Percent change +3.1 +11.8 +1.6 +3.3 +3.3 -7.0 -9.4 -6.7 -2.1 -1.2
10,000 to 24,999 2018 14,821 259 2,500 721 11,341 83,050 24,974 49,695 7,715 666
2019 14,800 252 2,485 661 11,402 77,391 23,032 45,907 7,814 638 542 8,683,253
Percent change -0.1 -2.7 -0.6 -8.3 +0.5 -6.8 -7.8 -7.6 +1.3 -4.2
Under 10,000 2018 12,149 264 3,000 311 8,574 50,292 13,970 29,597 6,152 573
2019 11,758 241 2,847 264 8,406 46,490 12,587 27,079 6,361 463 1,522 4,130,769
Percent change -3.2 -8.7 -5.1 -15.1 -2.0 -7.6 -9.9 -8.5 +3.4 -19.2
  • 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.