FBI, This Week: 2018 Crime Statistics Released
September 30, 2019
The FBI’s annual Crime in the United States report shows violent crime in the United States decreased 3.3 percent in 2018 when compared to statistics from the previous year.
Mollie Halpern: An FBI report shows violent crime in the United States decreased 3.3 percent in 2018 when compared to statistics from the previous year.
Section Chief Scott Rago breaks down the violent crime numbers in The FBI’s annual Crime in the United States Report for 2018.
Scott Rago: Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter offenses fell 6.2 percent. Aggravated assault offenses declined by 0.4 percent, while robberies went down by 12 percent.
Halpern: The fourth offense in the violent crime category, rape, increased by 2.7 percent.
When comparing data from 2018 with 2017, the report shows property crime dipped 6.3 percent.
About 16,660 U.S. law enforcement agencies voluntarily submitted the data to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program.
The nation’s crime data is available within the FBI’s Crime Data Explorer.
Rago: The Crime Data Explorer is an interactive online tool for law enforcement and the public to more easily use and understand Uniform Crime Reporting data.
Halpern: The report and the Crime Data Explorer can be found on fbi.gov/ucr.
With FBI, This Week, I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau.
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