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America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime


The cities listed here are 100 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Generally, MSAs are defined as a central city and its county, and possibly surrounding counties, if a significant portion of the area's population commutes between the counties on a regular basis.

 

View the rankings of the 114 Mid-size metro areas.
View the rankings of the 117 Smallest metro areas.

100 Largest Metro Areas
(Ranked in order from Least to Most Crime)

 

      Index Murder Rape Robbery Assault Burglary Larceny Auto theft
* Nassau-Suffolk NY 1,968.4 1.7 5.9 48.6 75.3 250.8 1,409.4 176.7
  Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon NJ 2,210.6 1.3 10.3 65.8 97.2 389.0 1,424.3 222.8
  Ventura CA 2,265.9 2.7 16.8 80.9 158.4 418.4 1,390.0 198.8
  Monmouth-Ocean NJ 2,295.9 2.3 10.6 59.9 129.4 382.1 1,589.9 121.7
  Bergen-Passaic NJ 2,392.0 2.0 7.0 113.7 126.6 390.6 1,420.7 331.4
  Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton PA 2,540.7 3.3 26.1 69.5 159.2 407.0 1,692.0 183.4
  Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle PA 2,563.4 3.8 34.5 104.4 144.4 387.6 1,772.5 116.3
  San Jose CA 2,645.5 2.1 31.1 74.4 249.6 349.3 1,650.6 288.2
  Pittsburgh PA 2,772.0 4.8 24.6 119.7 221.9 449.7 1,702.6 248.7
  Orange County CA 2,788.3 2.6 15.2 94.5 165.8 449.1 1,692.7 368.3
  Ann Arbor MI 2,903.8 3.1 36.2 50.1 168.1 570.9 1,873.2 202.3
* Albany-Schenectady-Troy NY 2,908.5 2.4 23.0 85.9 168.9 521.6 1,985.1 121.7
  Boston MA-NH-ME 2,919.5 2.6 23.4 126.2 300.5 400.5 1,667.8 398.5
  New York NY 2,973.4 6.6 19.2 303.5 387.9 361.2 1,581.8 313.2
  Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton PA 2,991.3 3.1 30.4 88.5 174.6 460.1 2,041.3 193.2
  Syracuse NY 3,223.5 4.5 19.1 99.6 202.5 597.1 2,070.5 230.3
  Philadelphia PA-NJ 3,389.6 7.8 33.4 234.0 313.4 490.1 1,901.4 409.6
  Hartford CT 3,426.2 3.0 19.7 149.2 145.5 503.5 2,147.6 457.7
  Rochester NY 3,434.5 4.6 21.1 113.6 113.5 476.7 2,355.1 350.1
  Newark NJ 3,492.4 6.5 19.0 253.2 239.4 540.9 1,635.9 797.5
  Buffalo-Niagara Falls NY 3,512.7 4.4 27.6 182.4 263.1 621.1 2,092.2 321.9
  San Diego CA 3,611.8 3.0 27.4 114.6 336.0 623.8 1,825.4 681.6
  Providence-Fall River-Warwick RI-MA 3,659.1 3.4 36.0 98.0 212.7 603.9 2,231.6 473.5
  Jersey City NJ 3,724.8 4.8 17.4 317.2 332.5 674.4 1,693.2 685.2
  Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland MI 3,760.5 2.1 50.6 74.9 319.8 719.4 2,346.0 247.8
* Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria OH 3,769.5 6.4 47.0 206.5 122.6 790.4 1,981.7 614.9
  San Francisco CA 3,846.6 5.2 22.8 226.1 228.7 554.6 2,294.8 514.5
* New Haven-Meriden CT 3,926.0 3.3 22.7 179.2 230.0 574.7 2,508.6 407.6
* Indianapolis IN 3,980.3 7.9 39.1 185.6 330.3 832.4 2,143.8 441.1
  Los Angeles-Long Beach CA 3,998.3 11.8 29.3 303.9 557.4 628.8 1,737.9 729.2
  Minneapolis-St. Paul MN-WI 4,026.1 3.0 42.2 119.7 167.2 592.1 2,757.9 344.1
  Washington DC-MD-VA 4,047.1 9.4 22.9 202.9 270.4 501.2 2,361.4 679.0
* Wilmington-Newark DE-MD 4,082.1 3.6 35.3 163.4 383.8 686.8 2,347.9 461.3
* Akron OH 4,172.0 3.3 46.9 145.8 190.6 808.5 2,582.6 394.3
  Gary IN 4,182.3 14.9 21.3 152.0 249.1 663.2 2,514.5 567.5
  El Paso TX 4,227.8 2.4 38.3 84.7 480.4 381.9 2,923.6 316.5
  Riverside-San Bernardino CA 4,236.5 7.5 30.3 158.8 381.2 877.8 2,060.9 720.0
  Bakersfield CA 4,249.2 7.4 32.1 113.6 338.4 949.8 2,309.5 498.6
  Detroit MI 4,297.9 10.9 42.7 191.1 460.3 705.9 2,065.9 821.0
  Fort Lauderdale FL 4,306.8 5.3 27.6 175.5 336.4 749.3 2,523.1 489.6
  Chicago IL 4,367.0 9.8 42.6 272.4 408.1 597.7 2,580.0 456.4
* Youngstown-Warren OH 4,411.8 5.2 46.4 186.1 166.0 924.4 2,652.9 430.8
  Knoxville TN 4,440.0 5.0 31.0 109.4 387.8 962.3 2,582.3 362.1
  Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News VA-NC 4,478.7 6.1 34.9 173.1 249.1 655.6 2,972.6 387.4
* Milwaukee-Waukesha WI 4,521.1 7.1 28.3 227.7 155.9 653.1 2,898.5 550.5
  Cincinnati OH-KY-IN 4,541.5 4.9 46.3 194.4 186.1 810.1 2,889.1 410.6
  Richmond-Petersburg VA 4,548.3 11.2 27.0 193.3 214.1 671.9 3,001.1 429.7
* Springfield MA 4,561.2 3.3 41.3 144.7 719.0 994.8 2,197.6 460.7
  Atlanta GA 4,638.5 8.3 24.5 214.6 277.7 874.9 2,664.6 574.0
  Birmingham AL 4,689.7 9.1 43.6 198.1 285.4 928.9 2,819.8 404.7
  Louisville KY-IN 4,696.6 6.0 18.9 142.4 343.8 956.6 2,786.0 442.8
  Colorado Springs CO 4,713.4 7.2 56.1 102.3 277.9 906.6 3,019.6 343.8
  Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson SC 4,725.8 6.4 46.1 116.8 539.1 933.0 2,740.1 344.3
  Austin-San Marcos TX 4,761.6 3.0 38.4 107.5 221.8 841.5 3,235.6 313.9
  Las Vegas NV-AZ 4,811.2 9.9 40.1 266.8 362.0 1,003.7 2,181.4 947.2
  Denver CO 4,821.1 4.6 47.1 110.2 224.2 749.5 2,884.0 801.4
  Sacramento CA 4,830.2 5.2 35.3 186.7 314.6 887.4 2,543.1 858.0
  Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill NC 4,871.9 5.9 23.4 175.7 250.3 1,105.0 2,989.5 322.2
  Oakland CA 4,896.8 7.8 27.5 232.4 293.8 727.3 2,709.9 897.9
  Dayton-Springfield OH 4,928.6 6.0 54.4 192.7 134.1 1,011.9 2,984.7 544.9
  Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point NC 4,936.5 6.3 29.2 148.0 265.5 1,102.3 3,074.0 311.3
  Sarasota-Bradenton FL 5,089.0 3.6 36.1 138.6 446.4 1,079.5 3,095.6 289.2
  Portland-Vancouver OR-WA 5,095.4 2.1 43.3 108.6 218.3 729.0 3,430.1 564.0
  Baltimore MD 5,124.3 12.0 24.0 294.3 659.8 794.1 2,847.8 492.3
  Tulsa OK 5,133.5 5.0 44.5 124.8 496.8 1,078.7 2,826.0 557.6
  New Orleans LA 5,180.4 24.4 29.3 228.8 410.0 806.2 2,857.3 824.5
  Seattle-Bellevue-Everett WA 5,219.4 2.9 36.1 121.2 193.1 829.2 3,092.6 944.3
* St. Louis MO-IL 5,315.7 8.7 122.8 151.1 441.9 819.0 3,174.9 597.3
  Salt Lake City-Ogden UT 5,382.9 2.2 46.4 75.2 179.0 761.7 3,862.3 456.2
  Wichita KS 5,458.4 4.7 50.1 154.1 314.1 1,018.4 3,540.2 376.7
  Mobile AL 5,494.3 11.0 41.3 200.4 252.8 1,173.3 3,395.3 420.1
  Houston TX 5,505.4 8.4 36.3 322.1 447.5 1,042.2 2,897.0 751.9
  Nashville TN 5,560.5 6.4 51.6 188.9 680.2 927.2 3,206.5 499.6
  Orlando FL 5,709.9 4.5 39.8 195.5 576.9 1,172.2 3,144.9 576.1
  Fresno CA 5,738.6 7.2 32.8 200.9 371.3 920.0 3,123.7 1,082.7
  McAllen-Edinburg-Mission TX 5,746.9 7.7 29.6 102.9 346.7 1,091.1 3,786.6 382.3
  Fort Worth-Arlington TX 5,763.6 5.0 40.1 160.8 278.2 1,113.9 3,699.0 466.7
  Charleston-North Charleston SC 5,803.2 9.3 49.6 190.6 591.0 985.8 3,318.2 658.7
  Jacksonville FL 5,821.6 8.9 35.6 205.3 587.2 1,059.9 3,354.5 570.0
* Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill NC-SC 5,868.7 7.7 37.1 217.3 503.3 1,254.2 3,466.4 382.6
  Dallas TX 5,879.3 7.8 37.4 272.6 364.7 1,093.9 3,351.1 751.9
  Omaha NE-IA 5,890.7 4.6 39.2 157.1 313.4 718.6 3,871.9 785.9
  Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater FL 5,899.3 5.3 45.3 225.0 612.6 1,135.7 3,199.9 675.5
  Columbia SC 5,959.2 7.5 49.5 210.4 611.6 1,135.6 3,425.2 519.5
  Toledo OH 6,040.9 5.1 39.2 243.1 289.8 1,218.0 3,630.7 614.9
  Albuquerque NM 6,165.8 9.6 56.7 206.5 641.3 1,000.3 3,576.8 674.6
  Tacoma WA 6,182.0 4.0 56.1 152.9 343.5 1,050.4 3,686.6 888.4
  Columbus OH 6,233.5 6.6 62.1 265.2 175.4 1,450.0 3,661.5 612.6
* Kansas City MO-KS 6,338.5 8.3 47.7 197.1 602.4 1,165.6 3,560.1 757.2
  West Palm Beach-Boca Raton FL 6,343.4 3.0 39.8 212.4 491.4 1,276.1 3,660.6 660.0
  Honolulu HI 6,360.4 2.0 33.8 119.1 134.0 992.0 4,136.9 942.7
  Oklahoma City OK 6,466.6 4.6 59.8 128.9 350.0 1,222.2 4,245.0 456.0
  Stockton-Lodi CA 6,482.6 10.1 36.1 263.6 627.2 1,045.7 3,479.2 1,020.7
  Baton Rouge LA 6,680.7 14.2 43.2 232.8 433.7 1,385.9 4,156.0 414.9
  San Antonio TX 6,775.3 7.3 36.7 139.7 493.3 1,009.8 4,688.3 400.3
  Little Rock-North Little Rock AR 6,806.4 10.3 43.4 202.1 401.4 1,344.2 4,349.9 455.0
  Phoenix-Mesa AZ 6,846.6 8.2 27.5 177.1 359.4 1,178.0 3,775.8 1,320.8
  Miami FL 7,170.6 8.7 35.5 358.0 714.1 1,108.5 4,046.0 899.9
* Memphis TN-AR-MS 7,224.6 15.1 55.2 378.0 606.6 1,769.7 3,483.2 916.8
  Tucson AZ 7,543.0 8.1 48.7 173.5 401.3 1,057.7 4,883.6 970.0
                     

 

* indicates 2002 UCR crime rates not reported by FBI. Estimated from prior and current statistics.

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