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Uniform Crime Report
Crime in the United States, 2012

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Crime in the United States, by Community Type, 2012


In 2012, the violent crime rate in the United States was 386.9 per 100,000
inhabitants.
In Metropolitan Statistical Areas, the violent crime rate was 409.4 per 100,000
inhabitants.
• The violent crime rate was 380.4 per 100,000 inhabitants in cities outside
metropolitan areas; the violent crime rate was 177.0 per 100,000 inhabitants in
nonmetropolitan counties.
• The murder rate in the United States was 4.7 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants in
2012.
• The murder rate in Metropolitan Statistical Areas was 4.9 per 100,000
inhabitants.
• The murder rates in cities outside metropolitan areas and in nonmetropolitan
counties were 3.8 per 100,000 inhabitants and 3.3 per 100,000 in population,
respectively.
• The property crime rate in the United States was 2,859.2 per 100,000 inhabitants
in 2012.

In Metropolitan Statistical Areas, the property crime rate was 2,949.8 per
100,000 inhabitants.
• The property crime rate was 3,534.6 per 100,000 inhabitants in cities outside
metropolitan areas; the property crime rate was 1,539.3 per 100,000 inhabitants
in nonmetropolitan counties.
Crime in the United States, 2012


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