Arson Table 1

Arson Rate
by Population Group, 2009
[12,395 agencies; 2009 estimated population 256,817,847; rate per 100,000 inhabitants]
Population group Rate
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES 21.3
TOTAL CITIES 23.7
Group I (250,000 and over) 34.8
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) 32.6
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) 33.7
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) 38.6
Group II (100,000 to 249,999) 23.1
Group III (50,000 to 99,999) 21.4
Group IV (25,000 to 49,999) 17.7
Group V (10,000 to 24,999) 14.9
Group VI (under 10,000) 21.2
Metropolitan counties 17.3
Nonmetropolitan counties 13.8
Suburban areas1 16.2

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