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Arson Table 1

Arson Rate

by Population Group, 2011

[13,045 agencies; 2011 estimated population
263,872,098; rate per 100,000 inhabitants]

Population group Rate
TOTAL ALL AGENCIES 18.2
TOTAL CITIES 20.7
Group I (250,000 and over) 32.8
1,000,000 and over (Group I subset) 28.2
500,000 to 999,999 (Group I subset) 31.8
250,000 to 499,999 (Group I subset) 38.6
Group II (100,000 to 249,999) 20.7
Group III (50,000 to 99,999) 16.9
Group IV (25,000 to 49,999) 14.9
Group V (10,000 to 24,999) 13.3
Group VI (under 10,000) 20.3
Metropolitan counties 13.2
Nonmetropolitan counties 12.2
Suburban areas1 12.8
  • 1 Suburban areas include law enforcement agencies in cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants and county law enforcement agencies that are within a Metropolitan Statistical Area. Suburban areas exclude all metropolitan agencies associated with a principal city. The agencies associated with suburban areas also appear in other groups within this table.