Table 2

Crime in the United States

by Community Type, 2019

Area Population1 Violent
crime
2
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Rape
(revised
definition)3
Robbery Aggravated
assault
Property
crime
Burglary Larceny-
theft
Motor
vehicle
theft
United States Total 328,239,523 1,245,410 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182 6,925,677 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 100,000 inhabitants 379.4 5.0 42.6 81.6 250.2 2109.9 340.5 1549.5 219.9
Metropolitan Statistical Area 282,364,364
Area actually reporting4 97.0% 1,090,149 14,227 116,181 254,202 705,539 6,017,626 921,725 4,447,364 648,537
Estimated total 100.0% 1,115,887 14,539 118,572 258,402 724,374 6,176,585 952,096 4,562,368 662,121
Rate per 100,000 inhabitants 395.2 5.1 42.0 91.5 256.5 2187.5 337.2 1615.8 234.5
Cities outside metropolitan areas 18,735,723
Area actually reporting4 89.5% 66,606 736 10,156 5,648 50,066 418,207 72,063 318,917 27,227
Estimated total 100.0% 73,219 839 10,851 6,556 54,973 468,446 82,852 355,832 29,762
Rate per 100,000 inhabitants 390.8 4.5 57.9 35.0 293.4 2500.3 442.2 1899.2 158.9
Nonmetropolitan Counties 27,139,436
Area actually reporting4 87.8% 50,778 918 9,763 2,421 37,676 247,858 71,394 149,495 26,969
Estimated total 100.0% 56,304 1,047 10,392 3,030 41,835 280,646 82,748 167,896 30,002
Rate per 100,000 inhabitants 207.5 3.9 38.3 11.2 154.1 1034.1 304.9 618.6 110.5
  • 1 Population figures are U.S. Census Bureau provisional estimates as of July 1, 2019.
  • 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, 2019

  • In 2019, the violent crime rate in the United States was 379.4 per 100,000 inhabitants.
  • In Metropolitan Statistical Areas, the violent crime rate was 395.2 per 100,000 inhabitants.
  • The violent crime rate was 390.8 per 100,000 inhabitants in cities outside metropolitan areas and 207.5 per 100,000 inhabitants in nonmetropolitan counties.
  • The murder rate in the United States was 5.0 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants in 2019.
  • The murder rate in Metropolitan Statistical Areas was 5.1 per 100,000 inhabitants.
  • The murder rates in cities outside metropolitan areas and in nonmetropolitan counties were 4.5 per 100,000 inhabitants and 3.9 per 100,000 inhabitants, respectively.
  • The property crime rate in the United States was 2,109.9 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2019.
  • In Metropolitan Statistical Areas, the property crime rate was 2,187.5 per 100,000 inhabitants.
  • The property crime rate was 2,500.3 per 100,000 inhabitants in cities outside metropolitan areas; the property crime rate was 1,034.1 per 100,000 inhabitants in nonmetropolitan counties.