Table 3 Overview

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Uniform Crime Report
Crime in the United States, 2012

Overview
Table 3


Crime in the United States, Offense and Population Percent Distribution by
Region, 2012
• The most populous region, the South, accounted for 40.9 percent of all violent
crimes in 2012. Lesser volumes of 23.4 percent in the West, 19.7 percent in the
Midwest, and 16.0 percent in the Northeast were recorded.
• Slightly less than 44 percent (43.6) of the Nation’s estimated total of murders
occurred in the South. The West had 21.0 percent of murders, followed by the
Midwest with 21.1 percent, and the Northeast with 14.2 percent.
• During 2012, 42.2 percent of the estimated property crimes were recorded in the
South. The West was next with 24.2 percent, followed by the Midwest with 20.7
percent, and the Northeast with 12.9 percent.
Crime in the United States, 2012




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