Table 18

Rate: Number of Crimes per 100,000 Inhabitants
by Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties1 by Population Group, 2008
Population group Population
range
Violent crime Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Forcible rape Robbery Aggravated
assault
Property crime Burglary Larceny-theft Motor vehicle
theft
Number of
agencies
2008
estimated
population
Number of
offenses
known
Rate Number of
offenses
known
Rate Number of
offenses
known
Rate Number of
offenses
known
Rate Number of
offenses
known
Rate Number of
offenses
known
Rate Number of
offenses
known
Rate Number of
offenses
known
Rate Number of
offenses
known
Rate
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES 100,000 and over 147,324 381.9 1,789 4.6 8,747 22.7 42,332 109.7 94,456 244.9 1,047,563 2,715.8 259,715 673.3 680,086 1,763.1 107,762 279.4 142 38,572,814
25,000 to 99,999 43,675 207.4 565 2.7 4,646 22.1 5,259 25.0 33,205 157.7 386,214 1,833.9 114,094 541.8 243,273 1,155.1 28,847 137.0 409 21,059,954
Under 25,000 16,462 396.6 194 4.7 1,623 39.1 2,115 51.0 12,530 301.9 117,850 2,839.4 28,291 681.6 70,273 1,693.1 19,286 464.7 1,054 4,150,497
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES 25,000 and over 21,544 212.7 307 3.0 2,158 21.3 2,087 20.6 16,992 167.8 180,446 1,781.8 61,686 609.1 105,755 1,044.3 13,005 128.4 261 10,127,065
10,000 to 24,999 15,202 181.4 243 2.9 1,496 17.9 1,084 12.9 12,379 147.7 121,462 1,449.4 39,267 468.6 73,564 877.9 8,631 103.0 523 8,379,992
Under 10,000 8,535 237.8 163 4.5 1,308 36.4 369 10.3 6,695 186.5 62,471 1,740.5 19,122 532.8 38,163 1,063.3 5,186 144.5 1,275 3,589,254

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