Monday, September 13, 2010

FBI Releases 2009 Crime Statistics

The Federal Bureau of Investigation released its annual crime statistics report today. The analysis indicated a 5.3 percent drop in violent crimes and a 4.6 percent drop in property crimes from 2008. In the area of property crimes, the FBI reported the following:
  • Nationwide in 2009, an estimated 9,320,971 property crimes were reported.
  • Each of the property crime offenses also decreased in 2009 when compared with
    the 2008 estimates. The largest decline was for motor vehicle thefts: a 17.1 percent decrease from the 2008 figure. The estimated number of larceny-thefts declined 4.0 percent, and the estimated number of burglaries decreased 1.3 percent.
  • Collectively, victims of property crimes (excluding arson) lost an estimated $15.2 billion in 2009.
  • By property crime offense, the arrest rate for burglary was 98.1; larceny-theft, 442.3; and motor vehicle theft, 26.8 per 100,000 inhabitants. The arrest rate for arson was 4.0 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Read the whole FBI report here.

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