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Crime in the United States, Offense and Population Percent Distribution by Region, 2010

  • The most populous region, the South, accounted for 41.5 percent of all violent crimes in 2010. Lesser volumes of 23.1 percent in the West, 19.5 percent in the Midwest, and 15.8 percent in the Northeast were recorded. 
  • Slightly less than 44 percent (43.8) of the Nation’s estimated total of murders occurred in the South. The West had 20.6 percent of murders, followed by the Midwest with 19.9 percent, and the Northeast with 15.6 percent. 
  • During 2010, 43.4 percent of the estimated number of property crimes were recorded in the South. The West was next with 22.9 percent, followed by the Midwest with 20.9 percent, and the Northeast with 12.9 percent.