Table 2 Data Declaration

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Percent Change, by Region

The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.

General comment

This table provides the percent change in offenses known to law enforcement, by region, for the first 6 months of 2013 and 2014.

Important note about rape data

In 2013, the FBI UCR Program initiated the collection of rape data under a revised definition and removed the term “forcible” from the offense name. The UCR Program now defines rape as follows:

Rape (revised definition):  Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim. (This includes the offenses of Rape, Sodomy, and Sexual Assault with an Object as converted from data submitted via the National Incident-Based Reporting System [NIBRS]).

Rape (legacy definition):  The carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will.

Since the implementation of the revised definition of rape in 2013, not all agencies/state UCR programs have had the ability to change their records management systems to accommodate the change. Therefore, this report provides a column for rape (revised definition) and a column for rape (legacy definition). The data shown in the rape (revised definition) column include those from agencies that reported rape under the UCR revised definition for 2013 and 2014 as well as converted data from agencies that reported data for rape, sodomy, and sexual assault with an object via the NIBRS for both years. The data shown in the rape (legacy definition) column include only those agencies that reported rape under the legacy definition via the Summary Reporting System (SRS) for 2013 and 2014; it does not include any converted NIBRS data.

Methodology

The data used in creating this table were from law enforcement agencies submitting 3 to 6 common months of offense reports for 2013 and 2014. If the FBI determined certain variables created unusual fluctuations in the data, those data were excluded from the tabulations.

The rape figures for those agencies that changed from reporting rape under the legacy definition in 2013 to the UCR revised definition of rape in 2014 are not included in this report. Because the UCR Program has not received two consecutive years of data for rape (legacy definition) or two consecutive years of data for rape (revised definition), the national UCR Program cannot provide a 2-year rape comparison for these agencies. 

The percent changes shown for the offense of rape (revised definition) are based on data from those agencies that submitted rape data according to the UCR revised definition for both 2013 and 2014 as well as converted data from agencies that reported data for rape, sodomy, and sexual assault with an object via the NIBRS for both years.    

The percent changes shown for the offense of rape (legacy definition) are based only on data from those agencies that submitted rape data according to the legacy definition via the SRS for both years; it does not include converted NIBRS data. 

Because rape data reported by all agencies for 2013 and 2014 cannot be aggregated for reasons noted above, the percent changes from one year to the next are calculated with smaller numbers than in recent years. Offenses with fewer counts are often sensitive to minor differences when calculating trends. The following tables provide the actual number of reporting agencies and populations covered for each definition of rape. (As previously noted, agencies that submitted data using rape [legacy definition] for 2013 and rape [revised definition] for 2014 are not included in this report.)

Northeastern Region

Population Group

Agencies using revised UCR rape definition

Agencies using legacy UCR rape definition

Agency Count

 

 

Population

Agency Count

Population

Total all agencies

1,806

22,253,677

1,252

30,315,436

1,000,000 and over

1

1,553,153

1

8,396,126

500,000 to 999,999

0

0

1

643,799

250,000 to 499,000

1

307,632

3

793,921

100,000 to 249,999

9

1,189,036

11

1,527,625

50,000 to 99,999

43

2,950,130

48

3,215,588

25,000 to 49,999

126

4,196,492

109

3,760,388

10,000 to 24,999

321

5,044,977

224

3,572,460

Under 10,000

1,016

3,741,113

619

2,470,685

Metropolitan County

161

1,775,228

150

4,937,012

Nonmetropolitan County1

128

1,495,916

86

997,832

 

 Midwestern Region  

Population Group

Agencies using revised UCR rape definition

Agencies using legacy UCR rape definition

Agency Count

 

 

Population

Agency Count

Population

Total all agencies

2,587

37,596,016

220

4,511,091

1,000,000 and over

0

0

0

0

500,000 to 999,999

3

2,117,058

0

0

250,000 to 499,000

9

3,084,986

2

692,641

100,000 to 249,999

19

2,738,435

2

220,702

50,000 to 99,999

64

4,316,309

7

513,126

25,000 to 49,999

116

3,985,438

15

568,747

10,000 to 24,999

298

4,743,506

38

598,815

Under 10,000

1,329

4,172,119

91

365,872

Metropolitan County

219

7,196,782

22

1,000,015

Nonmetropolitan County1

530

5,241,383

43

551,173

 

Southern Region

Population Group

Agencies using revised UCR rape definition

Agencies using legacy UCR rape definition

Agency Count

 

 

Population

Agency Count

Population

Total all agencies

2,336

37,033,126

1,024

24,583,198

1,000,000 and over

0

0

0

0

500,000 to 999,999

3

2,139,109

3

2,131,429

250,000 to 499,000

6

2,032,902

3

1,159,356

100,000 to 249,999

33

5,239,490

11

1,882,057

50,000 to 99,999

23

1,596,075

17

1,174,791

25,000 to 49,999

65

2,211,876

39

1,289,142

10,000 to 24,999

138

2,178,116

105

1,664,459

Under 10,000

1,253

2,992,320

537

1,415,134

Metropolitan County

352

13,642,914

177

11,368,724

Nonmetropolitan County1

463

5,000,324

132

2,498,106

 

Western Region

Population Group

Agencies using revised UCR rape definition

Agencies using legacy UCR rape definition

Agency Count

 

 

Population

Agency Count

Population

Total all agencies

701

15,683,166

758

31,271,512

1,000,000 and over

0

0

1

1,349,306

500,000 to 999,999

2

1,291,795

3

2,110,155

250,000 to 499,000

3

1,079,047

9

3,263,053

100,000 to 249,999

16

2,348,649

47

6,757,617

50,000 to 99,999

26

1,958,254

88

6,314,506

25,000 to 49,999

44

1,568,286

85

3,097,643

10,000 to 24,999

77

1,242,670

113

1,861,810

Under 10,000

336

1,139,401

196

601,653

Metropolitan County

57

3,548,755

144

5,204,541

Nonmetropolitan County1

140

1,506,309

72

711,228

 

Regions

The U.S. Census Bureau has established the four regions of the United States, which are used by the UCR Program in compiling the nation’s crime data. The following table lists the 50 states and the District of Columbia arranged according to the regions of the United States.

 

NORTHEASTERN REGION

Connecticut
Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
Rhode Island
Vermont
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania          

MIDWESTERN REGION

Illinois
Indiana
Michigan
Ohio
Wisconsin
Iowa
Kansas
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
North Dakota
South Dakota

SOUTHERN REGION

Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Maryland
North Carolina
South Carolina
Virginia
West Virginia
Alabama
Kentucky
Mississippi
Tennessee
Arkansas
Louisiana
Oklahoma
Texas

WESTERN REGION

Arizona
Colorado
Idaho
Montana
Nevada
New Mexico
Utah
Wyoming
Alaska
California
Hawaii
Oregon
Washington

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