Archives for December 2015

Top Ten Violent Crime Metro Areas in the United States

Top Ten Violent Crime Metro Areas in the United States Based on Department of Justice Victimization Data Violent Crime Rates-2010-2012. Published in December, 2015 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA—42.8 Denver-Aurora-Bloomfield County, CO—40.2 Pittsburg, PA—37.5 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA—36.2 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR—34.9 Kansas City, MO/KS—33.9 St. Louis, MO/IL—33.5 Baltimore-Towson, MD—30.8 Oklahoma City, OK—30.7 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI/MA—30.2 Editor’s Note: We previously published […]

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Top Ten Violent Crime Counties in the United States

Top Ten Violent Crime Counties in the United States Based on Department of Justice Victimization Data Violent Crime Rates-2010-2012. Published in December, 2015 Sacramento County, CA—44.1 Allegany County, PA—42.4 Philadelphia County, PA—41.4 Honolulu County, HI—39.4 Pima County, AZ—36.1 Dallas County, TX–35.9 Riverside County, CA—34.4 Alameda County, CA—33.5 Marion County, IN—30.6 Salt Lake County, UT—29.7 and […]

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Crime Rates for States, Metro Areas and Counties Compared for the First Time Using Victim Data

Editor’s Note: This is the first time that the Department of Justice, using the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), have offered comparison data of states, counties and metropolitan areas (not cities). The data within this report that will be of interest to most readers is contained on pages 44-47 where crime rates (2010-2012) are offered […]

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Jail Populations Increasingly Female and White. Females Increase 48%

On December 31, 2013, U.S. jails held an estimated 731,570 inmates. In addition to sentenced offenders and convicted offenders awaiting their sentences, this total included unconvicted men and women who had pending court action on a current charge. At yearend 2013, the nation’s local jail authorities also oversaw 46,770 people who were under community supervision, […]

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Hate Crimes Down-Race, Religion and Orientation Lead

Editor’s note: The 2016 release of the Hate Crimes Statistics report, which will contain 2015 data, will feature even more information—expanded bias types in the religion category and the added bias type of anti-Arab under the race/ethnicity/ancestry category. The collection of both types of data began in January 2015. According to the FBI’s latest report, […]

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