Crime in the United States 2010

Crime in the United States 2010

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Crime in the United States contains findings that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) releases annually from its Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Because it is no longer printed by the FBI, Bernan Press continues to provide this practical information in convenient book form. This publication includes: Violent and property crime counts Crime trends Data on crimes cleared Persons arrested (age, sex, and race) Law enforcement personnel (including the number of sworn officers killed or assaulted) The characteristics of homicides (including age, sex, and race of victims and offenders; victim-offender relationships; weapons used; and circumstances surrounding the homicides) Legal and law enforcement professionals and researchers will find crime statistics for the nation as a whole-and for regions, states, counties, cities, towns, and college and university campuses for violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include: murder and non-negligent manslaughter forcible rape robbery aggravated assault Property crimes include: burglary larceny-theft motor vehicle theft arson Nationwide, there were an estimated 1, 382, 012 violent crimes and 9, 767, 915 property crimes in 2008. The number of violent crimes in declined for the second year in a row. Property crimes also declined in 2008, marking the sixth straight year these offenses dropped below the previous year's total. Nearly 90 percent of the estimated number of violent crimes in the United States occurred in MSAs, 5.7 percent occurred in cities outside MSAs, and 4.5 percent occurred in nonmetropolitan counties. By community type, the violent crime rates were estimated at 489.0 incidents per 100, 000 inhabitants in MSAs, 392.0 incidents per 100, 000 inhabitants in cities outside MSAs, and 205.1 incidents per 100, 000 inhabitants in nonmetropolitan counties. Law enforcement agencies made 14, 005, 615 arrests, excluding traffic violations, in 2008. Of these arrests, 594, 911 were for violent crimes and 1, 687, 345 were for property crimes. The arrest rate for violent crimes was 198.2 per 100, 000 persons. For property crime, the rate was 565.2 arrests per 100, 000 inhabitants. The most frequent arrests made in 2008 were for drug abuse violations (estimated at 1, 702, 537 arrests). These arrests made up 12.2 percent of the total number of all arrests. In 2008, 45.1 percent of violent crimes and 17.4 percent of property crimes nationwide were cleared by arrest or exceptional means. A breakdown of the clearances for violent crimes for 2008 revealed that the nation's law enforcement agencies cleared 63.6 percent of murder offenses, 54.9 percent of aggravated assault offenses, 40.4 percent of forcible rape offenses, and 26.8 percent of robbery offenses. The data for property crimes showed that agencies cleared 19.9 percent of larceny-theft offenses, 12.5 percent of burglary offenses, and 12.0 percent of motor vehicle theft offenses. Collectively, victims of property crime lost an estimated $17.2 billion. Among the nation's four regions, law enforcement agencies in the Northeast had the highest rate of law enforcement employees in 2008, with 3.4 per 1, 000 inhabitants. Agencies in the South had 3.4 law enforcement employees per 1, 000 inhabitants, followed by the Midwest (2.7) and the West (2.4).Employees, . by. State. and. Agency, . 2008a€”Continued. (Number) State, agency, unit/office TOtal law Total officers Total civilians enforcement employees .... 67 52 15 Clark County School System . ... 10 9 1 Fayette County Schools .

Title:Crime in the United States 2010
Author: Bernan Press
Publisher:Bernan Press - 2010-03-16

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