UCR Reports U.S. Crime Down in 2019

A plastic yellow ribbon with the words "police line" is seen before an out of focus black and blue backgroundFederal Bureau of Investigation‘s (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR) has compiled and published crime data in the United States in 2019. As the national repository for crime data collected by law enforcement, the UCR 2019 Crime in the United States (CIUS) is a comprehensive and comparative resource for crime data.

The 2019 statistics show the estimated rate of violent crime was 366.7 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants, and the estimated rate of property crime was 2,109.9 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants. The violent crime rate fell 1.0 percent when compared with the 2018 rate; the property crime rate declined 4.5 percent.

The 2019 data, categorized into three overarching sections, 1) Offenses Known to Law Enforcement, 2) Persons Arrested, 3) Police Employee Data, is now accessible on their interactive website in addition to federal crime data, human trafficking, cargo theft, and hate crime resources.

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