Preliminary Crime Stats for January-June 2014 Show Decreases
Figures released today in the FBI’s Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report reveal overall declines in the number of violent crimes and property crimes reported to law enforcement during the first six months of 2014 when compared to figures from the first six months of 2013.
Violent crimes reported for January through June of 2014 were down 4.6 percent from the same time period in 2013. All of the offenses in the violent crime category—murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rape, aggravated assault, and robbery—showed decreases. And the number of property crimes during the same time period decreased 7.5 percent, with all three offenses—burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft—showing declines.
The report also contains four tables. Three of the tables detail the percent change in offenses reported to law enforcement by population group, by region of the country, and by consecutive years back to 2010. 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, 2014 report will be released later this year.