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Selected Findings From the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program

NCJ Number
254862
Date Published
July 2020
Length
9 pages
Author(s)
Erica Smith; Alexia Cooper
Agencies
BJS
Publication Type
Statistics, Report (Technical), Report (Annual/Periodic), Program/Project Description
Annotation
This report presents statistics on crimes known to U.S. law enforcement agencies that they voluntarily reported to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, with tables showing the number and rate of violent and property crimes for the 5-year period from 2014 through 2018, by offense type and by the population group that was victimized; and they also show the number and rate of homicides for the 10-year period from 2009 through 2018, by the sex and race of the victims.
Abstract
The violent crime rates in the United States increased 7 percent from 2014 to 2016 (from 362 to 387 violent crimes per 100,000 persons) and decreased 5 percent from 2016 to 2018 (from 387 to 369 per 100,000 persons). The murder rate, including non-negligent manslaughter increased 23 percent from 2014 to 2016 and decreased 7 percent from 2016 to 2018. The rate of rape (revised definition) increased every year from 2014 to 2018, with a 15-percent increase over that period. The robbery rate increased 2 percent from 2014 to 2016 and then decreased 16 percent from 2016 to 2018. The rate of aggravated assault increased 8 percent from 2014 to 2016 and decreased 0.6 percent from 2016 to 2018.
Date Created: July 13, 2020