Table 2

 

Crime in the United States
by Community Type, 2004

Area Population1 Violent crime Murder
and non-negligent man-slaughter
Forcible rape Robbery Aggravated assault Property crime Burglary Larceny-theft Motor vehicle theft
United States Total 293,655,404 1,367,009 16,137 94,635 401,326 854,911 10,328,255 2,143,456 6,947,685 1,237,114
Rate per 100,000 inhabitants   465.5 5.5 32.2 136.7 291.1 3,517.1 729.9 2,365.9 421.3
Metropolitan Statistical Area 243,302,201                  
Area actually reporting 2 95.4% 1,192,245 13,965 74,841 377,127 726,312 8,669,652 1,749,132 5,789,611 1,130,909
Estimated total 100.0% 1,230,600 14,334 79,531 385,106 751,629 8,995,172 1,812,173 6,025,717 1,157,282
Rate per 100,000 inhabitants   505.8 5.9 32.7 158.3 308.9 3,697.1 744.8 2,476.6 475.7
Cities outside metropolitan areas 19,920,887                  
Area actually reporting 2 86.9% 66,748 625 6,731 10,135 49,257 720,743 144,722 540,458 35,563
Estimated total 100.0% 75,100 704 7,732 11,493 55,171 818,639 163,907 615,281 39,451
Rate per 100,000 inhabitants   377.0 3.5 38.8 57.7 277.0 4,109.5 822.8 3,088.6 198.0
Nonmetropolitan Counties 30,432,316                  
Area actually reporting 2 89.2% 56,560 987 6,520 4,252 44,801 467,258 151,816 278,317 37,125
Estimated total 100.0% 61,309 1,099 7,372 4,727 48,111 514,444 167,376 306,687 40,381
Rate per 100,000 inhabitants   201.5 3.6 24.2 15.5 158.1 1,690.5 550.0 1,007.8 132.7

1 Populations are U.S. Census Bureau provisional estimates as of July 1, 2004.

2 The percentage reported under "Area actually reporting" is based upon the population covered by agencies providing 3 months or more of crime reports to the FBI.

NOTE: Although arson data are included in the trend and clearance tables, sufficient data are not available to estimate totals for this offense. Therefore, no arson data are published in this table.

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