Enter the total number of crimes that have occurred in a given area and the number of people in the area into the calculator to determine the crime rate per 100,000 people.

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## Crime Rate Formula

The following formula is used to calculate a crime rate.

CR = TC / P *100,000

- Where CR is the rate of crimes per 100,000 people
- TC is the total number of crimes committed in an area
- P is the total population of the area

To calculate a crime rate, divide the number of crimes committed in an area by the population, then multiply by 100,000.

## Crime Rate Definition

**What is a crime rate? **A crime rate is defined as the total number of crimes performed per a certain number of people in a specified area. This is typically expressed per 100,000 people.

## Example Problem

How to calculate crime rate?

**First, determine the number of crimes committed in an area.**For this example, the area of a city was found to have 1,000 crimes over an entire year.

**Next, determine the total population.**The city has a population of 95,000.

**Finally, calculate the crime rate.**Using the formula above, the crime rate is found to be 1,000/95,000*100,000 = 1,052 crimes per 100,000 people.

## About Crime Rate

**What is the crime rate in the US? **In 2019, the violent crime rate was 366.7 per 100,000 people.

**Are crime rates decreasing** **or increasing? **Crimes in the United States have been decreasing since the mid 1900’s.