Rate: Number of Crimes per 100,000 Inhabitants
by Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties by Population Group,
The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR)
- This table provides the rate per 100,000 inhabitants and the number
of offenses known to law enforcement for violent crime (murder and nonnegligent
manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) and property
crime (burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) for metropolitan
and nonmetropolitan counties. In addition, the table furnishes the number
of agencies meeting the criteria for inclusion in this table and provides
the estimated population for each population group.
- Metropolitan counties include sheriffs’ offices and county law enforcement
agencies associated with a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).
- Nonmetropolitan counties include sheriffs’ offices and county law enforcement
agencies that are not associated with an MSA.
- Offenses from state police agencies are not included in this presentation.
- The FBI publishes only data that conform to UCR data collection guidelines.
For example, the data collection methodology for the offense of forcible
rape used by the state UCR Programs administered by the Illinois State
Police and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety do not comply with
these guidelines, and, therefore, are not available for inclusion in
this table. Instead, the FBI computes the rates by estimating forcible
rape offenses for each population group for participating agencies in
Illinois and Minnesota. The figures are estimated using the national
rates for each population group applied to the population by group for
Illinois and Minnesota agencies supplying 12 months of complete data.
- The UCR Program does not have sufficient data to publish arson offenses
in this table. Information about arson can be found in Arson Tables 1
- The data used in creating this table were from all law enforcement
agencies submitting 12 months of complete data (except arson) for 2007.
- The FBI derived the offense rates by first dividing the total aggregated
offense estimates by the aggregated populations covered by contributing
agencies for which 12 months of complete data were supplied and then
multiplying the resulting figure by 100,000.
The UCR Program uses the following population group designations:
||250,000 and more
||100,000 to 249,999
||50,000 to 99,999
||25,000 to 49,999
||10,000 to 24,999
||Less than 10,000
|VIII (Nonmetropolitan County)
|IX (Metropolitan County)
1Includes universities and colleges to which no population
2Includes state police to which no population is attributed.
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
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at (304) 625-4995.