Table 1 Overview
Table 1—Crime in the United States, by Volume and Rate per 100,000 Inhabitants, 1998–2017
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 2017, the estimated number of violent crime offenses was 1,247,321, a decrease of 0.2 percent from the 2016 estimate.
- The violent crime of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter decreased 0.7 percent in 2017 when compared with the 2016 estimate. Rape offenses (legacy definition) increased 3.0 percent, and aggravated assault offenses increased 1.0 percent. The violent crime of robbery decreased by 4.0 percent when compared with the 2016 estimate.
- The 2017 violent crime rate was 382.9 per 100,000 inhabitants, down 0.9 percent when compared with the 2016 violent crime rate.
- The murder rate was 5.3 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2017, a 1.4 percent decrease when compared with the estimated rate for the previous year.
- The estimated number of property crimes in 2017 was 7,694,086, a 3.0 percent decrease from the 2016 estimate.
- Of the property crimes, the estimated number of burglary offenses decreased 7.6 percent, and larceny-theft offenses declined 2.2 percent. The estimated number of motor vehicle thefts increased 0.8 percent.
- The 2017 property crime rate was 2,362.2 per 100,000, a 3.6 percent decrease when compared with the 2016 rate.