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The latest data and statistics on crime trends, criminal victimization, crime characteristics, victim characteristics, and incident-based statistics.
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FBI Crime Records - Obtaining a Copy of Your FBI Rap Sheet
FBI Crime Records - Obtaining a Copy of Your FBI Rap Sheet

New Study Reveals Scope of Drug and Crime Connection
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) released a May 2009 report, which surveys drug use among booked male arrestees in 10 major metropolitan areas across the country.

Stalking Statistics in the USA
A current study shows that an estimated 3.4 million persons in the U.S. identified themselves as victims of stalking during a 12-month period.

Homicide Rates Among Young Men Rise Sharply
Although homicide rates overall have remained level in recent years, the gun-related homicide rates among young men have increased sharply in the United States, especially among black men, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Violent Crime Up in 2006
Violent crime for January through June 2006 was up 3.7 percent when compared to its reported level for the first half of 2005. However, property crime for the same time period was down 2.6 percent.

Domestic Violence Rates Drop Sharply
Domestic violence in the United States declined significantly from 1993 to 2004, with nonfatal incidents dropping more than 50 percent, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Death Row Population Declines Again
Although 3,254 inmates in the United States were awaiting execution in 2005, only 128 of them were moved to death row during the year, the lowest number of inmates put on death row since 1973.

Death Sentences Hit 30-Year Low
Death sentences fell to a 30-year low in the U.S. in 2006 and for the first time in 20 years a majority of Americans say they favor alternative sentencing over the death penalty.

Violent Crime Declines in First Half of 2004
Violent crime in the Nation decreased 2.0 percent, and property crime declined 1.9 percent from January–June 2004 when compared to data from the same time frame in 2003.

Crime Declines Again in U.S. in 2003
The Federal Bureau of Investigation released crime figures for 2003 which showed that violent crime in the Nation declined 3.0 percent and property crime decreased 0.2 percent from the estimated volumes in 2002.

Violent Crime Statistic for 2003
At nearly 1.4 million offenses, the estimated volume of violent crime in the United States in 2003 declined 3.0 percent from the 2002 figure.

Property Crime Statistic for 2003
The 10.4 million property crimes estimated for 2003 reflected a slight decline (-0.2 percent) when compared to the 2002 estimate.

Criminal Case Clearances Statistics in 2003
Law enforcement agencies nationwide cleared 46.5 percent of violent crimes in 2003. By offense type, agencies cleared 62.4 percent of murders, 55.9 percent of aggravated assaults, 44.0 percent of forcible rapes, and 26.3 percent of robberies.

Nationwide Arrests Statistics for 2003
Excluding traffic offenses, law enforcement agencies in the Nation made an estimated 13.6 million arrests in 2003.

Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter in 2003
The UCR Program estimated that 16,503 murders occurred in the United States in 2003. This figure represents a 1.7-percent increase from the 2002 estimate.

Forcible Rape Statistics for 2003
An estimated 93,433 forcible rapes occurred in the Nation during 2003. This number represents a 1.9-percent decrease from the 2002 estimate.

Robbery Statistics for 2003
The United States had an estimated 413,402 robbery offenses in 2003, which was 1.8 percent fewer robberies than the 2002 estimate. The rate, estimated at 142.2 robberies per 100,000 in population, decreased 2.7 percent from the 2002 estimate.

Aggravated Assault Statistics for 2003
For the tenth consecutive year, the estimated number of aggravated assaults in the Nation declined.

Burglary Statistics for 2003
The rate of burglary in the United States was 740.5 burglary offenses per 100,000 inhabitants, a 0.9-percent decrease from 2002 data.

Larceny and Theft Statistics for 2003
The UCR Program estimated larceny-thefts at slightly more than 7 million offenses in 2003. This represents a decrease of 0.5 percent when compared to the 2002 estimate.

Law Enforcement Employees in 2003
In 2003, there were 3.5 full-time law enforcement employees, including both sworn officers and civilians, per 1,000 inhabitants in the United States.

Violent, Property Crimes Remain at Low Rates
Last year's violent and property crime rates stabilized at their lowest levels since the U.S. Government began surveying criminal victimization in 1973, and the rates remain unchanged this year.

How Many Kids a Year Are Abducted?
Facts pertaining to child abductions in the United States.

Crime Characteristics
Trends and statistics for violent and property crimes from the National Crime Victimization Survey.

Criminal Victimization
In 2002, U.S. residents age 12 or older experienced approximately 23 million crimes, according to findings from the National Crime Victimization Survey.

Firearms and Crime Statistics
Firearm-related crime has plummeted since 1993.

Homicide trends in the U.S.
Homicide rates recently declined to levels last seen in the late 1960's.

Incident-Based Statistics
Incident-based crime statistics from the National Incident-Based Reporting System.

Statistics on Drugs and Crime
A summary of the latest statistics about drug-related crimes, law enforcement, courts, and corrections in the United States.

Victim Characteristics
In general, the younger the person, the more likely they are to experience a violent crime.

Is Parental Incarceration Linked to Foster Care?
Research has been done into the risk factors for children ending up in foster care when their parent is sent to prison. The facts may surprise you.

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