FBI 2018 Crime Statistics

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A few highlights:

  • Both violent crime (3.3%) and property crime (6.3%) fell in 2018 from the previous year;
  • The 2018 violent crime rate is still higher than 2014 and 2015;
  • There were about 1.2 million violent crimes in 2018;
  • The only category of violent crime increased was rape (2.7%);
  • In 2018, the estimated number of murders in the nation was 16,214. This was a 6.2 percent decrease from the 2017 estimate, a 14.5 percent increase from the 2014 figure, and a 5.3 percent increase from the number in 2009.

Sources:

https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2018-crime-statistics-released-093019
https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2018/crime-in-the-u.s.-2018

https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-releases-2018-crime-statistics
https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2018/crime-in-the-u.s.-2018/topic-pages/murder