Offenses Known to Law Enforcement
by State by Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties, 2007
The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR)
- The Metropolitan Counties classification encompasses jurisdictions
covered by noncity law enforcement agencies located within currently
designated Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). The Nonmetropolitan
Counties classification encompasses jurisdictions covered by noncity
agencies located outside currently designated MSAs.
- This table provides the volume of violent crime (murder and nonnegligent
manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) and property
crime (burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) as reported
by those individual law enforcement agencies (such as individual sheriffs’
offices and/or county police departments) in metropolitan counties and
nonmetropolitan counties (listed alphabetically by state) that contributed
data to the UCR Program.
- These data do not represent county totals because they exclude crime
counts for city agencies and other types of agencies that have jurisdiction
within each county.
Caution against ranking
Readers should take into consideration relevant factors in addition to
the areas’ crime statistics when making any valid comparisons of crime
among different locales. Variables
Affecting Crime provides more details concerning the proper use of
- The data used in creating this table were from all county law enforcement
agencies submitting 12 months of complete offense data for 2007.
- The FBI does not publish arson data unless it receives data from either
the agency or the state for all 12 months of the calendar year.
- When the FBI determines that an agency’s data collection methodology
does not comply with national UCR guidelines, the figure for that agency’s
offense will not be included in the table, and the discrepancy will be
explained in a footnote.
If you have questions about this table
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at (304) 625-4995.