2016 Crime and Victimization Fact Sheets   [open pdf - 5MB]

"The Uniform Crime Report (UCR), launched in 1929, collects information reported to law enforcement agencies on the following crimes: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larcenytheft, motor vehicle theft, arson, and human trafficking. Law enforcement agencies also report arrest data for 22 additional crime categories (e.g., forgery and counterfeiting, drug abuse violations, disorderly conduct, vagrancy). Each year, the FBI issues a report on the main UCR findings, titled Crime in the United States, as well as several other reports (e.g., Hate Crimes 2014 and Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2014). The UCR presents crime counts for the entire nation, as well as for regions, states, counties, cities, towns, tribal law enforcement, and colleges and universities. Its primary purpose is to provide reliable criminal justice statistics for law enforcement administration and management. [...] Each Fact Sheet includes both text and graphics. Infographics are included in this year's Resource Guide to provide a visual representation of the data. These new facts are interactive, allowing users to easily delve further into the information by clicking on the data point to visit the source. The information compiled on the Fact Sheets is also great to share via social media during National Crime Victims' Rights Week and throughout the year. Please note that percentages on charts and graphs do not always add up to 100 because the numbers have been rounded."

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Office for Victims of Crime, National Criminal Justice Reference Service http: //ovc.ncjrs.gov/
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