An estimated 1.3 million nonfatal violent crimes occurred against persons with disabilities in 2012, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced. While the annual number of victimizations increased from 2008 to 2012, the number in 2012 was not statistically different from 2011. These findings are based on BJS’s National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which classifies […]
Juvenile arrests for violent crimes fell 29% in the past 5 years The FBI assesses trends in violent crimes by monitoring four offenses that law enforcement agencies nationwide consistently report. These four crimes—murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault— form the Violent Crime Index. Following 10 years of declines between 1994 and […]
Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report, January-June 2013 Preliminary figures indicate that, as a whole, law enforcement agencies throughout the nation reported a decrease of 5.4 percent in the number of violent crimes brought to their attention for the first 6 months of 2013 when compared with figures reported for the same time in 2012. The […]
Correctional administrators reported 8,763 allegations of sexual victimization in prisons, jails and other adult correctional facilities in 2011, More than half (54 percent) of all substantiated incidents of staff sexual misconduct and a quarter (26 percent) of all incidents of staff sexual harassment were committed by female staff.
Incarceration sentences were almost evenly divided between prison (36%) and jail (37%) in 2009. Felony convictions were more likely to result in a sentence to prison (42%) than jail (33%). Nearly all incarceration sentences for misdemeanor convictions were to jail (53%) rather than prison (3%).
The number of adults under community supervision declined by about 40,500 during 2012, down to 4,781,300 offenders at yearend 2012.
In 2012, the number of admissions to state and federal prison in the United States was 609,800 offenders, the lowest number since 1999.
The U.S. homicide rate declined by nearly half (49%), from 9.3 homicides per 100,000 U.S. residents in 1992 to 4.7 in 2011, falling to the lowest level since 1963
According to statistics released today by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 5,796 criminal incidents involving 6,718 offenses were reported in 2012 as being motivated by a bias toward a particular race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, or physical or mental disability. The statistics, published by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program in Hate Crime Statistics, […]
SERIOUS INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALES DECLINED 72 PERCENT FROM 1994 TO 2011 Percentage involving physical attacks, weapons and injury showed little change Attacks on females: From 1994 to 2011, the rate of serious intimate partner violence, such as rape, sexual assault, robbery or aggravated assault declined 72 percent for females. During the same time, […]
According to statistics collected by the FBI, 95 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents in 2012. Of these, 48 law enforcement officers died as a result of felonious acts, and 47 officers died in accidents. In addition, 52,901 officers were victims of line-of-duty assaults. Comprehensive data tables about these incidents and brief narratives […]
Increases driven by simple assaults and crime not reported to police Violent and property crime rates rose for U.S. residents in 2012, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. These estimates are based on data from the annual National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) which has collected information from victims of crime age 12 or […]
NEW BJS REPORT ON CALCULATING THE PREVALENCE OF CRIME IN THE U.S. The Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics released a report today on a new procedure for calculating the prevalence of crime in the U.S. each year. A prevalence rate counts the number of persons who experienced at least one victimization during the year, […]
Ten Most Dangerous States Please see the link below from 24-7 Wall Street–nice article providing a comprehensive analysis. Worth reading. 10. Oklahoma > Violent crimes per 100,000: 469.3 > Poverty rate: 17.2% > Pct. of population with bachelor’s degree or higher: 23.8% > Property crimes per 100,000: 3,401.0 (9th highest) 9. Maryland > Violent crimes per 100,000: 476.8 […]
FBI Releases 2012 Crime Statistics The FBI estimated that in 2012, the number of violent crimes increased 0.7 percent, according to the figures released today. However, property crimes decreased 0.9 percent, marking the 10th straight year of declines for these offenses, collectively. The rate of homicides has decreased to the lowest point since 1960. See http://www.ucrdatatool.gov/Search/Crime/State/RunCrimeStatebyState.cfm […]