2022 Crime in the Nation Data Summary

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released the UCR Summary of Crime in the Nation, 2022, which offers a brief look at data compiled from over 11 million criminal offenses that were reported to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. New in 2022 is the inclusion of data collected from agencies participating in the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) and from Summary Reporting System (SRS) submissions. With the inclusion of both NIBRS and SRS submissions, 93.5% of the population is represented in the data.

According to the 2022 data, violent crime in the United States decreased by 1.7% compared to 2021. Of violent crime offenses, murder and non-negligent manslaughter decreased by 6.1%, the number of rape offenses decreased by 5.4%, and aggravated assaults decreased by 1.1%. The estimated volume of robberies, property crime, larceny, and motor vehicle theft all increased from 2021 to 2022.

The detailed NIBRS data offers interested parties the ability to further explore nuances of criminal incidents such as victim and arrestee demographics, involvement of weapons, and relationships between victims and offenders.

The data collections and associated methodologies, resources, and tables in the summary are available at the FBI’s UCR Crime Data Explorer.

For further related reading, check out the HSDL resources on crime data or the HSDL series on Federal Bureau of Investigation: Uniform Crime Reports and Federal Bureau of Investigation: National Incident-Based Reporting System.

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