Arson Table 1

Arson Rate
by Population Group, 2006
[11,223 agencies; 2006 estimated population 240,729,788; rate per 100,000 inhabitants]

Population group Rate
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES 26.8
TOTAL CITIES 29.8
Group I (250,000 and over) 45.4
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) 44.2
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) 44.2
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) 48.5
Group II (100,000 to 249,999) 30.2
Group III (50,000 to 99,999) 25.8
Group IV (25,000 to 49,999) 22.3
Group V (10,000 to 24,999) 18.9
Group VI (under 10,000) 21.9
Metropolitan counties 22.4
Nonmetropolitan counties 16.1
Suburban area1 20.8

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