Table 17, Data Declaration

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Rate: Number of Crimes per 100,000 Inhabitants
by Suburban and Nonsuburban Cities by Population Group, 2008

The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.

General comments

Methodology

Population groups

The UCR Program uses the following population group designations:

Population Group Political Label Population Range
I City 250,000 and more
II City 100,000 to 249,999
III City 50,000 to 99,999
IV City 25,000 to 49,999
V City 10,000 to 24,999
VI1, 2 City Less than 10,000
VIII (Nonmetropolitan County)2 County N/A
IX (Metropolitan County)2 County N/A

1Includes universities and colleges to which no population is attributed.
2Includes state police to which no population is attributed.

Population estimation

For the 2008 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 2007 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 2007 Census population estimate to derive the agency’s 2008 population estimate.

If you have questions about this table

Contact the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division via e-mail at cjis_comm@leo.gov or by telephone at (304) 625-4995.