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List of United States cities by crime rate

The following table of United States cities by crime rate is based on Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reports statistics from 2017 for the top 100 most populous cities in America that have reported data to the FBI UCR system.[1]

The population numbers are based on U.S. Census estimates for the year end. The number of murders includes nonnegligent manslaughter. This list is based on the reporting. In most cases, the city and the reporting agency are identical. However, in some cases such as Charlotte, Honolulu, and Las Vegas, the reporting agency has more than one municipality.

Murder is the only statistic that all agencies are required to report. Consequently, some agencies do not report all the crimes. If components are missing the total is adjusted to 0.

Note about population

Often, one obtains very different results depending on whether crime rates are measured for the city jurisdiction or the metropolitan area.[2]

Information is voluntarily submitted by each jurisdiction and some jurisdictions do not appear in the table because they either did not submit data or they did not meet deadlines.

The FBI website has this disclaimer on population estimates:

For the 2009 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 2009 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 2008 Census population estimate to derive the agency’s 2009 population estimate.[3]

Crime rates per 100,000 people per year

State City Population Violent crime Property crime Arson2
Total Murder and

Nonnegligent manslaughter

Rape1 Robbery Aggravated assault Total Burglary Larceny-theft Motor vehicle theft
Alabama Mobile 3 248431 740.25 20.13 57.16 177.11 485.85 5453.83 1216.84 3730.21 506.78 22.94
Alaska Anchorage 296188 1203.29 9.12 132.01 262.67 799.49 5415.82 748.17 3619.66 1047.98 20.93
Arizona Chandler 249355 259.47 2.01 52.13 56.95 148.38 2329.61 314.41 1866.01 149.18
Arizona Gilbert 242090 85.51 2.07 16.11 21.07 46.26 1385.85 192.49 1137.59 55.76 12.39
Arizona Glendale 249273 488.22 4.81 38.91 192.96 251.53 4530.37 637.45 3426.36 466.56 19.26
Arizona Mesa 492268 415.83 4.67 51.19 92.23 267.74 2171.99 381.50 1610.91 179.58 4.67
Arizona Phoenix 1644177 760.93 9.55 69.46 200.28 481.64 3670.71 778.57 2426.69 465.46 11.56
Arizona Scottsdale 251840 157.24 1.99 40.90 39.71 74.65 2172.01 348.63 1725.70 97.68 9.13
Arizona Tucson 532323 801.77 8.64 93.55 268.82 430.75 5251.70 831.07 3968.46 452.17 29.31
California Anaheim 353400 354.56 2.83 32.54 135.82 183.36 2630.45 382.29 1809.00 439.16 12.73
California Bakersfield 381154 479.33 10.76 24.14 197.56 246.88 4068.43 962.08 2377.78 728.58 70.58
California Chula Vista 271109 298.04 0.74 22.87 112.13 162.30 1432.27 236.07 915.50 280.70 8.48
California Fremont 236368 182.34 0.85 28.77 79.11 73.61 2150.46 284.73 1499.78 365.95 11.00
California Fresno 526371 565.00 10.64 33.06 182.00 339.30 3841.40 693.24 2618.31 529.85 41.23
California Irvine 276115 61.21 0.72 16.66 19.92 23.90 1316.48 227.08 1019.14 70.26 3.62
California Long Beach 471397 657.83 4.67 43.06 262.41 347.69 2672.48 586.55 1507.01 578.92 26.94
California Los Angeles 4007147 761.31 7.01 61.27 269.87 423.17 2535.92 415.96 1640.99 478.97 35.29
California Oakland 424915 1299.32 16.24 94.14 629.77 559.17 5982.84 617.06 4072.58 1293.20 46.13
California Riverside 328023 508.81 3.66 50.61 165.84 288.70 3058.32 510.03 2020.89 527.40 22.25
California Sacramento 499997 675.60 7.80 19.80 220.00 428.00 2936.62 577.60 1815.41 543.60 41.80
California San Bernardino 217259 1291.09 15.65 72.72 403.67 799.05 3867.73 983.16 1836.52 1048.06 30.84
California San Diego 1424116 366.61 2.46 39.25 99.01 225.89 1842.97 268.03 1214.37 360.57 11.09
California San Francisco 881255 715.00 6.35 41.65 365.39 301.62 6168.02 560.00 5059.49 548.54 34.38
California San Jose 1037529 403.65 3.08 55.03 132.62 212.91 2440.70 378.40 1284.69 777.62 16.67
California Santa Ana 335699 488.53 6.26 56.00 180.22 246.05 2090.27 276.74 1223.72 589.81 17.87
California Santa Clarita 216350 162.70 1.85 18.49 56.39 85.97 1424.08 311.53 923.04 189.51 6.01
California Stockton 4 309566 1414.56 17.77 49.75 390.22 956.82 3627.34 691.29 2274.15 661.89 67.19
Colorado Aurora 368018 608.39 8.15 86.68 184.50 329.06 3003.66 454.05 1954.80 594.81 18.48
Colorado Colorado Springs 472958 524.15 6.13 103.39 101.91 312.71 3216.78 530.28 2235.08 451.41 24.32
Colorado Denver 706616 675.61 8.35 98.92 174.35 393.99 3667.06 612.92 2267.29 786.85 18.26
District of Columbia Washington 693972 948.74 16.72 63.84 338.77 529.42 4156.22 260.53 3528.96 366.73
Florida Hialeah 238260 198.52 2.52 13.85 64.64 117.52 2213.55 248.89 1677.16 287.50 10.07
Florida Jacksonville 894638 631.32 12.18 60.14 153.81 405.19 3526.68 631.09 2568.64 326.95 10.73
Florida Miami 463009 720.94 11.23 22.68 211.23 475.80 4014.18 526.99 3090.87 396.32 15.77
Florida Orlando 283982 744.06 8.10 64.44 213.04 458.48 5454.57 840.90 4125.26 488.41 7.75
Florida St. Petersburg 263712 698.49 7.58 51.57 189.22 450.11 4312.66 671.95 3269.85 370.86 18.20
Florida Tampa 384360 464.41 10.15 31.48 105.63 317.15 1743.68 321.31 1274.85 147.52 10.15
Georgia Atlanta 481343 935.72 16.41 58.59 293.55 567.16 4776.43 704.28 3387.19 684.96 15.37
Georgia Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan 242941 462.66 14.41 41.16 156.83 250.27 3431.29 549.52 2494.84 386.93 7.41
Hawaii Honolulu 990384 246.37 3.23 28.78 91.68 122.68 2774.38 336.33 2073.94 364.10 33.02
Idaho Boise 225677 279.16 0.89 63.81 22.60 191.87 2444.64 326.13 1965.20 153.32 18.17
Illinois Chicago 2706171 1098.86 24.13 65.11 439.26 570.36 3263.80 477.13 2358.83 427.84 18.99
Indiana Fort Wayne 266259 357.55 13.90 51.08 112.30 180.28 3179.61 491.25 2488.55 199.81 35.30
Indiana Indianapolis 870788 1333.96 17.91 76.71 400.21 839.13 4411.87 1027.23 2821.47 563.17 29.40
Iowa Des Moines 217277 670.11 12.89 33.60 167.53 456.10 4413.26 1099.06 2734.30 579.90 19.33
Kansas Wichita 391084 1022.29 8.95 97.68 153.16 762.50 5535.64 838.95 4063.07 633.62 25.57
Kentucky Lexington 322332 350.88 9.00 62.05 169.70 110.13 3782.13 647.47 2739.72 394.93 12.72
Kentucky Louisville Metro 6 684362 647.03 15.93 25.57 193.76 411.77 4122.23 821.64 2735.98 564.61 0.73
Louisiana Baton Rouge 227403 1026.81 38.26 43.97 381.70 562.88 5594.03 1418.63 3739.62 435.79 73.00
Louisiana New Orleans 397447 1121.41 39.50 144.67 329.10 608.13 4243.84 560.83 3046.19 636.81 10.32
Maryland Baltimore 613217 2027.01 55.77 62.29 958.71 950.23 4928.11 1311.28 2773.57 843.26 42.56
Massachusetts Boston 682903 669.20 8.35 42.47 205.59 412.80 2089.02 308.83 1603.74 176.45
Michigan Detroit 670792 2056.67 39.80 103.91 393.42 1519.55 4540.60 1231.08 2093.79 1215.73 129.55
Minnesota Minneapolis 418971 1101.27 10.02 122.68 434.16 534.40 4641.37 897.91 3173.49 569.97 25.54
Minnesota St. Paul 306696 650.81 7.17 70.75 227.26 345.62 3565.42 741.45 2144.47 679.50 46.63
Missouri Kansas City 484948 1724.31 30.93 91.76 383.13 1218.48 4543.79 960.52 2670.39 912.88 41.45
Missouri St. Louis 310284 2082.29 66.07 93.14 626.52 1296.55 6041.24 1011.33 4155.55 874.36 64.78
Nebraska Omaha 449388 647.32 6.90 91.24 139.08 410.11 3880.17 464.63 2636.70 778.84
Nevada Henderson 299285 185.11 3.34 28.74 80.19 72.84 1833.04 363.87 1254.99 214.18 7.02
Nevada Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department 1627244 618.90 12.60 79.64 211.15 315.50 2943.38 805.17 1635.16 503.06 5.59
Nevada North Las Vegas 242537 1014.69 9.07 47.83 232.95 724.84 2386.03 804.00 1037.37 544.66 4.54
Nevada Reno 248531 673.56 7.64 57.14 153.70 455.07 3085.73 541.98 1967.56 576.19 7.24
New Jersey Jersey City 267906 509.51 7.84 45.91 199.32 256.43 1806.98 417.68 1206.02 183.27 14.18
New Jersey Newark 283673 896.45 27.14 40.89 377.19 451.22 2395.01 423.73 1128.06 843.22 25.38
New Mexico Albuquerque 561375 1369.14 12.47 84.26 521.93 750.48 7365.84 1246.23 4750.84 1368.78
New York Buffalo 256169 1019.25 15.61 55.43 334.54 613.66 3836.14 919.71 2591.26 325.18 74.95
New York New York 8616333 538.90 3.39 27.56 162.42 345.52 1448.59 128.87 1253.15 66.56
North Carolina8 Charlotte-Mecklenburg 914609 9.40 220.53 433.52 3815.18 701.50 2827.00 286.68 21.21
North Carolina 8 Durham 269088 8.55 316.63 467.13 3826.26 867.37 2675.70 283.18 11.52
North Carolina8 Greensboro 290051 15.86 228.93 480.61 3562.13 710.91 2559.55 291.67 39.65
Ohio Cincinnati 299116 947.12 23.40 97.62 399.84 426.26 5049.88 1152.73 3400.69 496.46
Ohio Cleveland 385351 1556.76 27.77 128.97 699.88 700.14 4916.04 1518.87 2516.15 881.01 65.65
Ohio Columbus 872205 513.41 16.28 105.37 225.06 166.70 3944.94 815.29 2650.87 478.79 43.45
Ohio Toledo 4,5,7 277116 12.63 281.47 661.82 4003.74 1119.75 2615.15 268.84
Oklahoma Oklahoma City 648260 787.34 12.49 73.12 172.77 528.95 3752.51 941.75 2378.83 431.93 12.65
Oklahoma Tulsa 404868 1040.83 17.29 104.48 238.10 680.96 5455.61 1376.75 3224.26 854.60 35.57
Oregon Portland 649408 515.70 3.70 67.45 160.92 283.64 5677.02 729.13 3824.56 1123.33 47.27
Pennsylvania Philadelphia 1575595 947.58 20.06 75.02 382.46 470.04 3063.48 418.25 2297.23 348.00 26.21
Pennsylvania Pittsburgh 305932 656.36 17.98 29.42 262.15 346.81 3114.42 526.26 2365.89 222.27 44.45
Tennessee Memphis 652765 2003.32 27.73 90.38 529.59 1355.62 6297.83 1460.25 4224.49 613.08 55.92
Tennessee Nashville Metropolitan 674942 1138.17 16.30 72.90 303.14 745.84 3817.96 631.31 2806.61 380.03 10.37
Texas Arlington 4 397377 516.89 4.78 63.92 144.95 303.24 3197.72 453.22 2402.25 342.24 7.30
Texas Austin 971949 414.84 2.57 85.81 101.55 224.91 3189.57 450.64 2525.03 213.90 7.82
Texas Corpus Christi 329256 702.49 6.38 70.46 142.75 482.91 3565.31 677.89 2665.40 222.02 17.31
Texas Dallas 1338551 774.64 12.48 62.08 327.00 373.09 3185.09 737.66 1856.26 591.16 26.22
Texas El Paso 688667 378.85 2.76 53.87 58.08 264.13 1818.88 188.33 1514.37 116.17 5.52
Texas Fort Worth 873069 560.21 8.02 65.17 147.30 339.72 3215.32 585.98 2319.40 309.94 17.30
Texas Garland 236243 316.62 3.39 54.60 135.03 123.60 3032.47 513.88 2175.73 342.87 6.35
Texas Houston 2338235 1095.23 11.50 58.42 417.96 607.34 4128.41 731.66 2900.82 495.93 28.44
Texas Irving 242062 226.80 3.30 22.31 94.19 107.00 2539.43 400.31 1845.39 293.73 9.50
Texas Laredo 260669 321.86 3.84 43.73 59.08 215.22 2483.61 335.29 2083.10 65.22 27.24
Texas Plano 290413 149.79 5.17 27.89 40.98 75.75 1733.74 250.68 1366.33 116.73 8.61
Texas San Antonio 1520712 707.50 8.15 83.51 151.11 464.72 4844.84 770.82 3622.65 451.37 13.61
Virginia Chesapeake 240119 418.96 4.58 36.23 82.46 295.69 2272.21 276.11 1891.98 104.12 8.33
Virginia Norfolk 245190 555.90 14.68 55.06 151.31 334.84 3748.93 471.47 2984.62 292.83 3.26
Virginia Virginia Beach 454353 137.56 3.08 22.45 59.87 52.16 1934.62 165.95 1667.65 101.02 11.22
Washington Seattle 721365 632.69 3.74 36.87 210.02 382.05 5258.64 1081.98 3673.45 503.21 20.66
Washington Spokane 217066 626.54 2.76 109.64 105.50 408.63 7231.44 1023.19 5408.03 800.22 23.03
Wisconsin Madison 255850 374.44 4.30 37.13 82.86 250.15 2662.11 362.32 2130.94 168.85 3.91
Wisconsin Milwaukee 595168 1597.36 19.83 72.92 490.45 1014.17 3792.04 927.13 1940.29 924.61 52.59

Notes:

1 The figures shown in this column for the offense of rape were reported using only the revised Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) definition of rape. See the data declaration for further explanation.

2 The FBI does not publish arson data unless it receives data from either the agency or the state for all 12 months of the calendar year.

3 The population for the city of Mobile, Alabama, includes 55,819 inhabitants from the jurisdiction of the Mobile County Sheriff's Department.

4 Because of changes in the state/local agency's reporting practices, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.

5 The FBI determined that the agency's data were underreported. Consequently, those data are not included in this table.

6 Arson offenses are also reported by the Louisville Fire Department. Those figures are not included in this table.

7 Arson offenses are reported by the Toledo Fire Department; therefore, those figures are not included in this report.

8 This agency/state submits rape data classified according to the legacy UCR definition; therefore the rape offense and violent crime total, which rape is a part of, is not included in this table. See the data declaration for further explanation.

Criticism of ranking crime data

The FBI web site recommends against using its data for ranking because these rankings lead to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that often create misleading perceptions adversely affecting cities and counties, along with their residents.[4] The FBI web site also recommends against using its data to judge how effective law enforcement agencies are, since there are many factors that influence crime rates other than law enforcement.[5]

In November 2007, the executive board of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) went further than the FBI itself, and approved a resolution opposing not only the use of the ratings to judge police departments, but also opposing any development of city crime rankings from FBI Uniform Crime Reports (UCRs) at all. The resolution opposed these rankings on the grounds that they "fail to account for the many conditions affecting crime rates" and "divert attention from the individual and community characteristics that elevate crime in all cities", though it did not provide sources or further elaborate on these claims. The resolution states the rankings "represent an irresponsible misuse of the data and do groundless harm to many communities" and "work against a key goal of our society, which is a better understanding of crime-related issues by both scientists and the public".[6]

The U.S. Conference of Mayors passed a similar statement, which also committed the Conference to working with the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice "to educate reporters, elected officials, and citizens on what the (UCR) data means and doesn't mean."[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Offenses Known to Law Enforcement by State by City, 2017". FBI. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  2. ^ "Crime Rankings 2011-2012". CQ Press.
  3. ^ "Table 08, Data Declaration - Crime in the United States 2010". Fbi.gov. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  4. ^ "Caution Against Ranking". FBI. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
  5. ^ "A Word About UCR Data". FBI. Archived from the original on September 23, 2010. Retrieved October 12, 2010.
  6. ^ a b Criminologists Condemn City crime rankings (November 16, 2008).PRNewswire. Retrieved January 13, 2008.

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