The FBI has released its annual Uniform Crime Report and as
usual it covers a lot of ground, so we just looked at violent
crime. The link given above has links to all reports for those
The FBI classifies murder and nonnegeligent manslaughter,
rape, robbery, and aggravated assault as violent crimes.
Figures for 2016 put violent crimes increasing 4.1% over the
2015 estimate and 12.3% below the 2007 numbers. Last year there
were an estimated 386.3 violent crimes for every 100,000 people.
The report also stated that aggravated assaults were 64.3% of
all violent crimes reported,
The rate of this years report averages 5.3 violent crimes per
100,000 people in our country.
In 2016 there were an estimated 17,250 murders which was 8.6%
higher than 2015.
This seems to indicate that we had more violence last year
than a year ago but less than 10 years ago. As mentioned
earlier, if you wish to know more we have the link at the top
of the post.
In the past we have researched local and state crime rates
but will not do so this go round. The report has links to
browse nationally, by region, state, county, or city if one
is so inclined.
The figures stated reflect crimes reported by other law
enforcement agencies to the FBI. We always wonder how many
crimes go unreported. If the victim doesn’t report the crime
the police don’t have a crime to report to the FBI.
On a happy note, enjoy our Thursday as I need more coffee
and some bacon and eggs.
Comments are always welcome.