Table 2

Crime in the United States
by Community Type, 2008
Area   Population1 Violent
crime
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Forcible
rape
Robbery Aggravated
assault
Property
crime
Burglary Larceny-
theft
Motor
vehicle
theft
United States Total 304,059,724 1,382,012 16,272 89,000 441,855 834,885 9,767,915 2,222,196 6,588,873 956,846
Rate per 100,000 inhabitants 454.5 5.4 29.3 145.3 274.6 3,212.5 730.8 2,167.0 314.7
Metropolitan Statistical Area 254,002,827
Area actually reporting2 96.0% 1,168,181 13,723 68,494 397,696 688,268 8,083,781 1,804,719 5,428,750 850,312
Estimated total 100.0% 1,242,047 14,550 74,339 423,309 729,849 8,514,199 1,894,453 5,732,128 887,618
Rate per 100,000 inhabitants 489.0 5.7 29.3 166.7 287.3 3,352.0 745.8 2,256.7 349.5
Cities outside metropolitan areas 19,957,718
Area actually reporting2 87.6% 69,858 605 6,568 11,787 50,898 657,892 142,752 486,482 28,658
Estimated total 100.0% 78,232 693 7,620 13,387 56,532 747,713 162,443 553,355 31,915
Rate per 100,000 inhabitants 392.0 3.5 38.2 67.1 283.3 3,746.5 813.9 2,772.6 159.9
Nonmetropolitan Counties 30,099,179
Area actually reporting2 90.0% 57,121 945 6,118 4,743 45,315 464,029 151,350 277,937 34,742
Estimated total 100.0% 61,733 1,029 7,041 5,159 48,504 506,003 165,300 303,390 37,313
Rate per 100,000 inhabitants 205.1 3.4 23.4 17.1 161.1 1,681.1 549.2 1,008.0 124.0

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