Table 14

Crime Trends
by Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties1 by Population Group, 2008-2009
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
2009
estimated
population
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES 100,000 and over 2008 151,287 1,834 9,083 43,315 97,055 1,074,221 268,106 695,904 110,211 8,163
2009 141,532 1,653 8,439 39,467 91,973 1,007,023 260,384 657,021 89,618 6,906 150 39,800,231
Percent change -6.4 -9.9 -7.1 -8.9 -5.2 -6.3 -2.9 -5.6 -18.7 -15.4
25,000 to 99,999 2008 44,877 590 4,724 5,547 34,016 398,009 117,763 250,618 29,628 2,966
2009 44,198 573 4,900 5,105 33,620 377,983 118,903 234,136 24,944 2,627 430 22,403,056
Percent change -1.5 -2.9 +3.7 -8.0 -1.2 -5.0 +1.0 -6.6 -15.8 -11.4
Under 25,000 2008 17,535 197 1,567 2,172 13,599 122,828 29,118 74,136 19,574 1,518
2009 16,168 170 1,554 2,119 12,325 116,237 30,197 69,102 16,938 1,476 1,088 4,449,153
Percent change -7.8 -13.7 -0.8 -2.4 -9.4 -5.4 +3.7 -6.8 -13.5 -2.8
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES 25,000 and over 2008 23,625 339 2,315 2,316 18,655 196,010 67,041 115,085 13,884 1,345
2009 23,465 343 2,417 2,308 18,397 182,247 66,382 104,407 11,458 1,268 288 11,334,915
Percent change -0.7 +1.2 +4.4 -0.3 -1.4 -7.0 -1.0 -9.3 -17.5 -5.7
10,000 to 24,999 2008 16,282 274 1,580 1,173 13,255 132,972 43,275 80,314 9,383 1,051
2009 15,560 310 1,715 1,089 12,446 125,580 44,409 73,156 8,015 953 582 9,332,289
Percent change -4.4 +13.1 +8.5 -7.2 -6.1 -5.6 +2.6 -8.9 -14.6 -9.3
Under 10,000 2008 8,751 167 1,241 391 6,952 63,752 19,551 38,933 5,268 755
2009 8,446 149 1,258 375 6,664 60,081 20,364 34,943 4,774 798 1,344 3,867,454
Percent change -3.5 -10.8 +1.4 -4.1 -4.1 -5.8 +4.2 -10.2 -9.4 +5.7

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