by Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties by Population Group,
The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.
- This 2-year trend table provides the number of offenses for 2006 and
2007 and the percent change between these 2 years for metropolitan counties
and nonmetropolitan counties.
- Metropolitan counties include sheriffs and county law enforcement agencies
associated with a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).
- Nonmetropolitan counties include sheriffs and county law enforcement
agencies that are not associated with an MSA.
- Offenses from state police agencies are not included in this table.
- The data used in creating this table were from all law enforcement
agencies submitting at least 6 common months of complete offense reports
for 2006 and 2007.
- In calculating trends, the UCR Program includes only common reported
months for individual agencies.
For the 2007 population estimates used in this table, the FBI computed individual
rates of growth from one year to the next for every city/town and county
using 2000 decennial population counts and 2001 through 2006 population estimates
from the U.S. Census Bureau. Each agency’s rates of growth were averaged;
that average was then applied and added to its 2006 Census population estimate
to derive the agency’s 2007 population estimate.
If you have questions about this table
Contact the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division via e-mail
or by telephone
at (304) 625-4995.