Crime Rates by MSA


The overall crime rate in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,428.1 per 100,000 population in 2014, the second-lowest crime rate of the 11 benchmark regions. D.C. experienced the lowest rates of aggravated assault and burglary among all the benchmark regions.

To view crime rate data for particular crimes, use the drop-down menu below.

Crime rates in metropolitan areas tend to be lower than those of cities. To view crime rate data for cities, click here.

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Data Source(s):

Crime in the United States, FBI Uniform Crime Reports

The Boston MSA was excluded from the 2014 FBI Crime in the United States by Metropolitan Statistical Area report.

Additionally, data were not reported for the burglary measure in the Denver MSA.