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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
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

This report presents statistics on crimes known to law enforcement that were voluntarily reported to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program. The tables show the number and rate of violent and property crimes over the 5-year period from 2014 through 2018, by offense type and by the population group that was victimized. They also show the number and rate of homicides over the 10-year period from 2009 through 2018, by the sex and race of the victims.

  • The violent crime rate in the United States rose 7% from 2014 to 2016 (from 362 to 387 violent crimes per 100,000 persons) and fell 5% from 2016 to 2018 (from 387 to 369 per 100,000 persons).
  • The murder rate (including non-negligent manslaughter) in the U.S. rose 23% from 2014 to 2016 and fell 7% from 2016 to 2018.
  • The rate of rape (revised definition) in the U.S. rose every year from 2014 to 2018, rising 15% over that span.
  • The U.S. robbery rate rose 2% from 2014 to 2016 and fell 16% from 2016 to 2018.
  • The U.S. aggravated assault rate rose 8% from 2014 to 2016 and fell 0.6% from 2016 to 2018.

Date Created: July 13, 2020