National US Crime Rate Statistics
US Violent Crime Statistics
According to the FBI's national crime statistics, 1.2 million violent crimes were committed in the United States in 2011 – about the same as were committed in the US in 2010. These violent crimes include such crimes as murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. All saw declines nationally between 2010 and 2011. The largest decrease was in the number of reported robberies, dropping by 9.7% during this year.
US Property Crime Statistics
US crime statistics also report that overall property crimes saw a drop between 2010 and 2011, dropping from 9.1 million to 9.06 million in 2011. Property crimes include larceny, burglary and motor vehicle thefts. The rate of larcenies decreased the most, dropping by 6.98% since 2009. The rate of burglary offenses increased by 0.9%, to 2.98 million in 2011 from 2.83 million in 2010
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