Table 14

Crime Trends
by Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties1 by Population Group, 2007-2008
Population group Population
range
  Violent
crime
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Forcible
rape
Robbery Aggravated
assault
Property
crime
Burglary Larceny-
theft
Motor
vehicle
theft
Arson Number
of
agencies
2008
estimated
population
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES 100,000 and over 2007 152,173 1,826 8,925 43,207 98,215 1,045,866 254,450 668,389 123,027 7,768
2008 148,823 1,823 8,881 42,610 95,509 1,061,155 263,770 688,119 109,266 7,565 145 39,156,860
Percent change -2.2 -0.2 -0.5 -1.4 -2.8 +1.5 +3.7 +3.0 -11.2 -2.6
25,000 to 99,999 2007 45,980 610 4,451 5,073 35,846 393,657 112,925 248,682 32,050 3,027
2008 44,327 579 4,430 5,343 33,975 390,576 114,810 246,256 29,510 2,854 415 21,430,203
Percent change -3.6 -5.1 -0.5 +5.3 -5.2 -0.8 +1.7 -1.0 -7.9 -5.7
Under 25,000 2007 16,877 224 1,588 2,135 12,930 126,360 29,417 74,144 22,799 1,572
2008 16,587 210 1,582 2,134 12,661 121,522 29,194 72,823 19,505 1,567 1,099 4,303,505
Percent change -1.7 -6.3 -0.4 * -2.1 -3.8 -0.8 -1.8 -14.4 -0.3
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES 25,000 and over 2007 22,889 307 2,386 1,969 18,227 183,571 61,712 107,791 14,068 1,357
2008 22,072 324 2,139 2,104 17,505 184,636 63,216 108,052 13,368 1,280 273 10,599,165
Percent change -3.6 +5.5 -10.4 +6.9 -4.0 +0.6 +2.4 +0.2 -5.0 -5.7
10,000 to 24,999 2007 15,925 242 1,606 1,030 13,047 124,357 40,133 74,919 9,305 1,044
2008 15,700 267 1,459 1,055 12,919 125,615 40,635 76,036 8,944 1,041 547 8,748,110
Percent change -1.4 +10.3 -9.2 +2.4 -1.0 +1.0 +1.3 +1.5 -3.9 -0.3
Under 10,000 2007 9,049 137 1,405 377 7,130 65,145 19,694 39,772 5,679 1,001
2008 8,771 165 1,260 395 6,951 63,691 19,535 38,893 5,263 782 1,357 3,816,787
Percent change -3.1 +20.4 -10.3 +4.8 -2.5 -2.2 -0.8 -2.2 -7.3 -21.9

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