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Table 13

Crime Trends

by Suburban and Nonsuburban Cities1 by Population Group, 2011–2012

Population group Violent
crime
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Forcible
rape
Robbery Aggravated
assault
Property
crime
Burglary Larceny-
theft
Motor
vehicle
theft
Arson Number
of
agencies
2012
estimated
population
TOTAL SUBURBAN CITIES: 2011 145,459 1,359 12,172 36,270 95,658 1,556,368 309,009 1,164,586 82,773 7,532
2012 143,019 1,392 12,031 35,664 93,932 1,548,236 300,130 1,166,451 81,655 7,652 6,489 58,622,324
Percent change -1.7 2.4 -1.2 -1.7 -1.8 -0.5 -2.9 +0.2 -1.4 +1.6
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 2011 56,621 557 4,638 15,893 35,533 568,483 116,991 416,283 35,209 2,503
2012 55,909 572 4,510 15,821 35,006 565,929 113,421 418,020 34,488 2,677 647 22,202,159
Percent change -1.3 +2.7 -2.8 -0.5 -1.5 -0.4 -3.1 +0.4 -2.0 +7.0
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 2011 49,605 483 4,160 12,787 32,175 534,053 109,176 396,221 28,656 2,316
2012 48,304 509 4,154 12,318 31,323 532,139 105,749 397,905 28,485 2,325 1,354 21,737,741
Percent change -2.6 +5.4 -0.1 -3.7 -2.6 -0.4 -3.1 +0.4 -0.6 +0.4
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 2011 39,233 319 3,374 7,590 27,950 453,832 82,842 352,082 18,908 2,713
2012 38,806 311 3,367 7,525 27,603 450,168 80,960 350,526 18,682 2,650 4,488 14,682,424
Percent change -1.1 -2.5 -0.2 -0.9 -1.2 -0.8 -2.3 -0.4 -1.2 -2.3
TOTAL NONSUBURBAN CITIES: 2011 88,021 967 8,708 15,530 62,816 804,542 180,680 591,344 32,518 6,101
2012 87,819 933 8,585 15,035 63,266 801,216 175,876 592,828 32,512 6,717 3,769 21,797,062
Percent change -0.2 -3.5 -1.4 -3.2 +0.7 -0.4 -2.7 +0.3 * +10.1
GROUP IV (25,000 to 49,999) 2011 30,711 316 3,105 7,652 19,638 272,704 60,846 199,479 12,379 1,629
2012 30,227 365 2,987 7,243 19,632 269,533 58,583 198,550 12,400 1,882 183 6,475,420
Percent change -1.6 +15.5 -3.8 -5.3 * -1.2 -3.7 -0.5 +0.2 +15.5
GROUP V (10,000 to 24,999) 2011 28,406 304 2,725 4,792 20,585 268,212 60,059 198,498 9,655 1,273
2012 28,543 263 2,701 4,663 20,916 268,557 58,702 200,405 9,450 1,255 433 6,692,360
Percent change +0.5 -13.5 -0.9 -2.7 +1.6 +0.1 -2.3 +1.0 -2.1 -1.4
GROUP VI (under 10,000) 2011 28,904 347 2,878 3,086 22,593 263,626 59,775 193,367 10,484 3,199
2012 29,049 305 2,897 3,129 22,718 263,126 58,591 193,873 10,662 3,580 3,153 8,629,282
Percent change +0.5 -12.1 +0.7 +1.4 +0.6 -0.2 -2.0 +0.3 +1.7 +11.9
  • 1 Suburban cities include law enforcement agencies in cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants that are within a Metropolitan Statistical Area. Suburban cities exclude all metropolitan agencies associated with a principal city. Nonsuburban cities include law enforcement agencies in cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants that are not associated with a Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  • * Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

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