Crime in the United States
by Community Type, 2007
The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.
- This table provides estimated crime statistics for the Nation, Metropolitan
Statistical Areas (MSAs), cities outside metropolitan areas, and nonmetropolitan
counties, and the rate (per 100,000 inhabitants) for each grouping, and
their estimated populations. For MSAs, cities outside metropolitan areas,
and nonmetropolitan counties, the table also includes crime statistics
by area actually reporting.
- The UCR Program does not have sufficient data to estimate for arson.
- The data used in creating this table were from all law enforcement
agencies participating in the UCR Program (including those submitting
less than 12 months of data).
- Crime statistics for the Nation and for community types include estimated
offense totals (except arson) for agencies submitting less than 12 months
of offense reports for each year.
- The statistics under the heading “Area actually reporting” represent
offense totals for agencies submitting 12 months of data and estimated
totals for agencies submitting less than 12 but more than 2 months of
- The statistics under the heading “Estimated total” represent the above
“Area actually reporting” totals plus estimated totals for agencies submitting
2 months or less of data.
- The FBI derives national statistics for community types by using the
community type estimates for individual states as shown in Table
For the 2007 population estimates used in this table, the FBI computed individual
rates of growth from one year to the next for every city/town and county
using 2000 decennial population counts and 2001 through 2006 population estimates
from the U.S. Census Bureau. Each agency’s rates of growth were averaged;
that average was then applied and added to its 2006 Census population estimate
to derive the agency’s 2007 population estimate.
If you have questions about this table
Contact the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division via e-mail
or by telephone
at (304) 625-4995.