Table 1A

Crime in the United States

Percent Change in Volume and Rate per 100,000 Inhabitants for 2 years, 5 years, and 10 years

Years Violent
crime
Violent
crime
rate
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
rate
Forcible
rape
Forcible
rape
rate
Robbery Robbery
rate
Aggravated
assault
Aggravated
assault
rate
Property
crime
Property
crime
rate
Burglary Burglary
rate
Larceny-theft Larceny-
theft
rate
Motor
vehicle
theft
Motor
vehicle
theft
rate
2010/2009 -6.0 -6.5 -4.2 -4.8 -5.0 -5.5 -10.0 -10.5 -4.1 -4.7 -2.7 -3.3 -2.0 -2.5 -2.4 -3.0 -7.4 -7.9
2010/2006 -13.2 -15.8 -14.8 -17.4 -10.3 -13.0 -18.1 -20.6 -10.9 -13.6 -9.3 -12.1 -1.6 -4.6 -6.6 -9.5 -38.5 -40.3
2010/2001 -13.4 -20.0 -8.0 -15.0 -6.7 -13.8 -13.2 -19.7 -14.3 -20.8 -13.0 -19.6 +2.0 -5.7 -12.8 -19.4 -40.0 -44.5

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Crime in the United States, by Volume and Rate per 100,000 Inhabitants, 1991–2010
Crime in the United States, Percent Change in Volume and Rate per 100,000 Inhabitants for 2 years, 5 years, and 10 years

  • In 2010, the estimated number of violent crime offenses was 1,246,248, a decrease of 6.0 percent from the 2009 estimate. 
  • All violent crime offense estimates decreased in 2010 when compared with the 2009 estimates. Robberies dropped 10.0 percent; forcible rapes declined 5.0 percent; murders were down 4.2 percent; and aggravated assaults decreased 4.1 percent. 
  • The 2010 violent crime rate was 403.6 per 100,000 inhabitants, a decrease of 6.5 percent when compared with the 2009 violent crime rate. 
  • Violent crime rates for 2010 declined in all offense categories when compared with rates for 2009. 
  • In 2010, the murder rate was 4.8 per 100,000 inhabitants, a 4.8 percent decrease when compared with the rate for the previous year. 
  • The estimated number of property crimes in 2010 was 9,082,887, a 2.7 percent decrease from the 2009 estimate. 
  • The 2010 property crime rate was 2,941.9 per 100,000, down 3.3 percent when compared with the 2009 rate. 
  • The estimated number of motor vehicle thefts decreased 7.4 percent and larceny-theft and burglary decreased 2.4 percent and 2.0 percent, respectively.