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

This graph shows the top 50 metropolitan areas of the United States with the highest rape rate in 2018. In 2018, Anchorage in Alaska was ranked first with 200.1 offences of rape per 100,000 inhabitants.

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

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Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

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

Rape, as defined in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, is the penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim. (This includes the offenses of rape, sodomy, and sexual assault with an object as converted from data submitted via the National Incident-Based Reporting System.)

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