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Table 7 Data Declaration

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Offense Analysis, United States, 2011–2015

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

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.)

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

General comments

  • This table provides estimations for the offenses of murder, both the revised and legacy definitions of rape, robbery, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft for the nation from 2011 to 2015.
  • This table provides additional detail for the following offenses:
    • Robbery by location (such as street/highway, bank, residence).
    • Burglary by location (residence or nonresidence) and time of day (night, day, or unknown).
    • Larceny-theft by type (such as pocket-picking, purse-snatching, and shoplifting).
  • The data source from which the FBI derives Table 7 does not include aggravated assault or arson.
  • The FBI estimates the breakdowns for robbery, burglary, and larceny-theft by first calculating the proportion of the total offenses represented by the breakdowns as presented in Table 23 and applying those percentages to the estimated offense total as presented in Table 4.
  • Crime statistics include estimated offense tables for agencies submitting less than 12 months of offense reports for each year.

Methodology

The data used in creating this table were from all law enforcement agencies participating in the UCR Program (including those submitting less than 12 months of data).