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Uniform Crime Report
Crime in the United States, 2012

Overview


Table 1—Crime in the United States, by Volume and Rate per 100,000
Inhabitants, 1993–2012
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

In 2012, the estimated number of violent crime offenses was 1,214,462, an
increase of 0.7 percent from the 2011 estimate.
• The violent crime of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter increased 1.1
percent in 2012 when compared with the 2011 estimates. Forcible rape offenses
increased 0.2 percent, and aggravated assault offenses increased 1.1 percent. The
violent crime of robbery declined 0.1 percent when compared with the 2011
estimates.
• The 2012 violent crime rate was 386.9 per 100,000 inhabitants, which remained
virtually unchanged when compared with the 2011 violent crime rate.

In 2012, the murder rate was 4.7 per 100,000 inhabitants, a 0.4 percent increase
when compared with the estimated rate for the previous year.
• The estimated number of property crimes in 2012 was 8,975,438, a 0.9 percent
decrease from the 2011 estimate.
• Of the property crimes, the estimated number of burglary offenses decreased 3.7
percent, and larceny-theft offenses essentially stayed the same. The estimated
number of motor vehicle thefts increased 0.6 percent.
• The 2012 property crime rate was 2,859.2 per 100,000, down 1.6 percent when
compared with the 2011 rate.

Crime in the United States, 2012




U.S. Department of Justice—Federal Bureau of Investigation
Released Fall 2013