January 19, 2016

Preliminary 2015 Crime Stats Released

The FBI’s latest Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report, which contains data from January to June of 2015, revealed overall declines in the number of property crimes and overall increases in the number of violent crimes reported by law enforcement when compared to figures from the same time in 2014. According to the report, property crime was down 4.2 percent overall from 2014, and violent crime was up 1.7 percent overall.

The publication features four tables—three which detail the percent change in offenses reported to law enforcement by population group, by region of the country, and by consecutive years back to 2011. The fourth table contains the number of offenses reported to law enforcement, by state, in cities with populations of more than 100,000.

The full Crime in the United States, 2015 report will be released later this year.

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