Arson Table 1

Arson Rate
by Population Group, 2008
[11,729 agencies; 2008 estimated population 244,628,024; rate per 100,000 inhabitants]
Population group Rate
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES 24.1
TOTAL CITIES 26.5
Group I (250,000 and over) 39.2
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) 37.8
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) 35.9
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) 45.0
Group II (100,000 to 249,999) 26.0
Group III (50,000 to 99,999) 23.4
Group IV (25,000 to 49,999) 19.6
Group V (10,000 to 24,999) 17.9
Group VI (under 10,000) 21.0
Metropolitan counties 20.1
Nonmetropolitan counties 15.4
Suburban areas1 18.4

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