The number of known Index offenses in the State remained virtually unchanged between 1980 and 1981; however, the 1981 total of 227,066 reported Index offenses is 67 percent higher than the 1971 total. There were an estimated 8,906 violent offenses, an increase of 4.2 percent over 1980; and an estimated 218,160 property offenses representing a 1 percent increase over 1980. Reported murders numbered 160 in 1981; reported rapes -- 738; and reported robberies -3,238. The bulk of the statistics are given in tabular form. A glossary is also provided.