Top 50 metropolitan areas with the highest robbery rate in the U.S. 2018

This graph shows the top 50 metropolitan statistical areas of the United States with the highest robbery rate in 2018. In 2018, Philadelphia in Pennsylvania was ranked first with 270 robbery cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Top 50 metropolitan areas with the highest robbery rate in the United States in 2018

Metropolitan statistical areaRobbery cases per 100,000 population
Philadelphia, PA270
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD258.4
Memphis, TN-MS-AR254.4
Albuquerque, NM238.2
Anchorage, AK235.2
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA230.5
Oakland-Berkeley-Livermore, CA224.2
Stockton, CA221.3
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA217.6
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA192.2
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX176.7
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI166.8
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN166.8
Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI165
Chicago-Naperville-Evanston, IL163.5
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA162.7
Bakersfield, CA152.7
Danville, IL151.8
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV151.4
Modesto, CA147.9
Vallejo, CA146.2
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ145.5
Lubbock, TX139.8
Pueblo, CO139.6
Tucson, AZ136.5
New Orleans-Metairie, LA134.3
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD131.9
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL131.1
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX130.4
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN4128.8
Montgomery, AL128.5
Fairbanks, AK127.5
Macon-Bibb County, GA125.9
Corpus Christi, TX125.6
Baton Rouge, LA124.4
Springfield, OH121.5
Fresno, CA118.3
Rockford, IL117.5
Monroe, LA117.3
Amarillo, TX117.3
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX117
Trenton-Princeton, NJ116.6
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL116.3
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA115.5
Pine Bluff, AR114.9
Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY114.9
Hammond, LA114.4
Topeka, KS114.1
Springfield, IL112.8
Salinas, CA110.4
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Release date

September 2019


United States

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

Rates are the number of reported offenses per 100,000 of the population.

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program defines robbery as the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.

The data from previous years can be accessed at the Uniform Crime Reports section on the Website of the FBI.

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