Table 15

Crime Trends
Additional Information About Selected Offenses
by Population Group, 2008-2009
Population group   Forcible rape Robbery Aggravated assault Burglary Motor vehicle theft Arson Number
of
agencies
2009
estimated
population
Rape
by force
Assault
to rape-
attempts
Firearm Knife or
cutting
instrument
Other
weapon
Strong-
arm
Firearm Knife or
cutting
instrument
Other
weapon
Hands,
fists, feet,
etc.
Forcible
entry
Unlawful
entry
Attempted
forcible
entry
Autos Trucks
and buses
Other
vehicles
Structure Mobile Other
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES: 2008 73,082 5,975 164,999 29,115 33,196 152,669 156,861 138,720 245,506 194,754 1,223,495 647,616 127,553 631,827 155,817 84,595 26,017 17,159 16,786
2009 71,161 5,415 149,493 26,817 30,388 144,085 146,650 131,393 234,966 189,462 1,200,235 640,593 127,113 519,117 124,129 78,144 23,643 14,992 14,802 14,266 270,511,477
Percent change -2.6 -9.4 -9.4 -7.9 -8.5 -5.6 -6.5 -5.3 -4.3 -2.7 -1.9 -1.1 -0.3 -17.8 -20.3 -7.6 -9.1 -12.6 -11.8
TOTAL CITIES 2008 53,757 4,708 139,683 25,139 28,189 133,508 123,352 109,247 182,366 135,755 891,503 465,594 98,171 510,322 120,773 54,093 19,741 12,197 12,335
2009 52,328 4,251 126,904 23,035 25,768 125,875 114,663 103,016 175,475 132,028 870,396 460,709 97,388 421,498 95,658 49,521 17,922 10,507 11,013 10,250 178,919,421
Percent change -2.7 -9.7 -9.1 -8.4 -8.6 -5.7 -7.0 -5.7 -3.8 -2.7 -2.4 -1.0 -0.8 -17.4 -20.8 -8.5 -9.2 -13.9 -10.7
GROUP I (250,000 and over) 2008 16,367 1,889 75,443 11,836 12,457 61,502 62,971 42,254 73,529 34,501 337,845 121,419 31,130 224,425 68,258 19,104 7,051 5,965 3,352
2009 16,429 1,712 68,752 10,727 11,264 57,663 57,717 39,174 70,483 31,681 327,880 117,940 30,707 181,542 52,750 17,279 6,416 4,989 3,197 73 45,390,374
Percent change +0.4 -9.4 -8.9 -9.4 -9.6 -6.2 -8.3 -7.3 -4.1 -8.2 -2.9 -2.9 -1.4 -19.1 -22.7 -9.6 -9.0 -16.4 -4.6
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) 2008 4,477 769 24,427 4,793 4,269 21,139 17,617 13,163 20,691 10,076 99,131 34,584 7,288 66,630 30,542 7,232 1,888 2,408 1,030
2009 4,610 663 23,022 4,216 3,867 19,857 15,865 12,223 20,897 7,931 94,331 31,731 6,699 51,675 23,518 7,146 1,737 1,848 1,002 8 14,623,806
Percent change +3.0 -13.8 -5.8 -12.0 -9.4 -6.1 -9.9 -7.1 +1.0 -21.3 -4.8 -8.2 -8.1 -22.4 -23.0 -1.2 -8.0 -23.3 -2.7
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) 2008 6,028 598 29,584 3,998 4,723 21,277 26,062 16,922 29,869 11,875 138,763 43,571 13,641 86,729 23,094 7,278 2,411 1,658 1,137
2009 5,988 552 26,382 3,618 4,143 19,607 23,237 15,440 28,993 11,488 135,228 43,439 13,961 70,730 17,753 6,075 2,285 1,573 1,136 24 16,545,186
Percent change -0.7 -7.7 -10.8 -9.5 -12.3 -7.8 -10.8 -8.8 -2.9 -3.3 -2.5 -0.3 +2.3 -18.4 -23.1 -16.5 -5.2 -5.1 -0.1
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) 2008 5,862 522 21,432 3,045 3,465 19,086 19,292 12,169 22,969 12,550 99,951 43,264 10,201 71,066 14,622 4,594 2,752 1,899 1,185
2009 5,831 497 19,348 2,893 3,254 18,199 18,615 11,511 20,593 12,262 98,321 42,770 10,047 59,137 11,479 4,058 2,394 1,568 1,059 41 14,221,382
Percent change -0.5 -4.8 -9.7 -5.0 -6.1 -4.6 -3.5 -5.4 -10.3 -2.3 -1.6 -1.1 -1.5 -16.8 -21.5 -11.7 -13.0 -17.4 -10.6
GROUP II (100,000 to 249,999) 2008 9,287 744 25,240 4,630 5,715 24,522 21,637 20,447 33,568 18,038 156,107 84,921 18,326 95,905 20,566 9,410 3,103 1,976 1,907
2009 8,974 596 22,024 4,276 5,094 22,470 20,131 19,975 32,248 18,285 155,069 84,712 18,636 80,000 17,574 9,054 2,785 1,672 1,715 189 27,923,660
Percent change -3.4 -19.9 -12.7 -7.6 -10.9 -8.4 -7.0 -2.3 -3.9 +1.4 -0.7 -0.2 +1.7 -16.6 -14.5 -3.8 -10.2 -15.4 -10.1
GROUP III (50,000 to 99,999) 2008 8,515 610 15,756 3,734 4,088 19,937 14,817 16,403 26,792 21,937 129,528 78,224 16,025 78,414 14,377 8,309 2,983 1,740 2,146
2009 8,135 606 14,656 3,388 3,882 19,238 13,957 15,692 25,617 21,904 127,127 78,250 15,810 65,103 11,083 7,761 2,704 1,598 1,896 447 30,524,767
Percent change -4.5 -0.7 -7.0 -9.3 -5.0 -3.5 -5.8 -4.3 -4.4 -0.2 -1.9 * -1.3 -17.0 -22.9 -6.6 -9.4 -8.2 -11.6
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 2008 6,996 443 10,422 2,306 2,824 12,380 9,673 11,588 18,928 17,743 97,205 62,044 12,022 46,991 7,166 6,719 2,042 1,006 1,798
2009 6,641 413 9,930 2,166 2,648 11,957 9,088 10,558 18,014 17,331 94,386 61,827 11,672 39,871 5,626 5,775 1,935 943 1,608 768 26,380,226
Percent change -5.1 -6.8 -4.7 -6.1 -6.2 -3.4 -6.0 -8.9 -4.8 -2.3 -2.9 -0.3 -2.9 -15.2 -21.5 -14.0 -5.2 -6.3 -10.6
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 2008 6,585 451 8,207 1,654 2,025 9,323 8,142 10,306 16,391 19,571 94,540 62,989 11,463 37,878 6,295 5,545 2,138 829 1,419
2009 6,407 441 7,374 1,566 1,860 8,950 7,976 9,877 16,434 19,575 92,456 62,437 11,324 32,234 5,168 5,034 1,866 719 1,164 1,678 26,536,705
Percent change -2.7 -2.2 -10.1 -5.3 -8.1 -4.0 -2.0 -4.2 +0.3 * -2.2 -0.9 -1.2 -14.9 -17.9 -9.2 -12.7 -13.3 -18.0
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 2008 6,007 571 4,615 979 1,080 5,844 6,112 8,249 13,158 23,965 76,278 55,997 9,205 26,709 4,111 5,006 2,424 681 1,713
2009 5,742 483 4,168 912 1,020 5,597 5,794 7,740 12,679 23,252 73,478 55,543 9,239 22,748 3,457 4,618 2,216 586 1,433 7,095 22,163,689
Percent change -4.4 -15.4 -9.7 -6.8 -5.6 -4.2 -5.2 -6.2 -3.6 -3.0 -3.7 -0.8 +0.4 -14.8 -15.9 -7.8 -8.6 -14.0 -16.3
METROPOLITAN COUNTIES 2008 14,106 926 23,508 3,634 4,396 17,480 26,318 23,517 50,989 41,841 244,998 134,812 23,211 102,090 29,934 23,087 4,606 4,095 3,495
2009 13,431 829 20,781 3,414 4,057 16,599 24,648 22,520 47,929 41,245 242,654 131,679 23,535 81,805 24,243 21,549 4,102 3,689 2,939 1,659 65,320,992
Percent change -4.8 -10.5 -11.6 -6.1 -7.7 -5.0 -6.3 -4.2 -6.0 -1.4 -1.0 -2.3 +1.4 -19.9 -19.0 -6.7 -10.9 -9.9 -15.9
NONMETROPOLITAN COUNTIES 2008 5,219 341 1,808 342 611 1,681 7,191 5,956 12,151 17,158 86,994 47,210 6,171 19,415 5,110 7,415 1,670 867 956
2009 5,402 335 1,808 368 563 1,611 7,339 5,857 11,562 16,189 87,185 48,205 6,190 15,814 4,228 7,074 1,619 796 850 2,357 26,271,064
Percent change +3.5 -1.8 0.0 +7.6 -7.9 -4.2 +2.1 -1.7 -4.8 -5.6 +0.2 +2.1 +0.3 -18.5 -17.3 -4.6 -3.1 -8.2 -11.1
SUBURBAN AREAS1 2008 25,008 1,708 39,117 6,789 8,225 36,144 39,591 40,103 79,747 77,524 406,252 247,453 44,872 182,539 42,803 34,593 8,274 5,626 6,569    
2009 23,673 1,502 35,223 6,371 7,681 34,553 37,230 38,147 76,328 76,166 399,094 240,857 44,674 149,967 34,889 31,806 7,559 5,074 5,595 7,515 118,364,849
Percent change -5.3 -12.1 -10.0 -6.2 -6.6 -4.4 -6.0 -4.9 -4.3 -1.8 -1.8 -2.7 -0.4 -17.8 -18.5 -8.1 -8.6 -9.8 -14.8

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