Table 1

Crime in the United States

by Volume and Rate per 100,000 Inhabitants, 1998–2017

Table 1

Year Population1 Violent
crime
2
Violent
crime
rate
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
rate
Rape
(revised
definition)3
Rape
(revised
definition)
rate
3
Rape
(legacy
definition)4
Rape
(legacy
definition)
rate
4
Robbery Robbery
rate
Aggravated
assault
Aggravated
assault rate
Property
crime
Property
crime
rate
Burglary Burglary
rate
Larceny-
theft
Larceny-
theft rate
Motor
vehicle
theft
Motor
vehicle
theft
rate
1998 270,248,003 1,533,887 567.6 16,974 6.3 93,144 34.5 447,186 165.5 976,583 361.4 10,951,827 4,052.5 2,332,735 863.2 7,376,311 2,729.5 1,242,781 459.9
1999 272,690,813 1,426,044 523.0 15,522 5.7 89,411 32.8 409,371 150.1 911,740 334.3 10,208,334 3,743.6 2,100,739 770.4 6,955,520 2,550.7 1,152,075 422.5
2000 281,421,906 1,425,486 506.5 15,586 5.5 90,178 32.0 408,016 145.0 911,706 324.0 10,182,584 3,618.3 2,050,992 728.8 6,971,590 2,477.3 1,160,002 412.2
20015 285,317,559 1,439,480 504.5 16,037 5.6 90,863 31.8 423,557 148.5 909,023 318.6 10,437,189 3,658.1 2,116,531 741.8 7,092,267 2,485.7 1,228,391 430.5
2002 287,973,924 1,423,677 494.4 16,229 5.6 95,235 33.1 420,806 146.1 891,407 309.5 10,455,277 3,630.6 2,151,252 747.0 7,057,379 2,450.7 1,246,646 432.9
2003 290,788,976 1,383,676 475.8 16,528 5.7 93,883 32.3 414,235 142.5 859,030 295.4 10,442,862 3,591.2 2,154,834 741.0 7,026,802 2,416.5 1,261,226 433.7
2004 293,656,842 1,360,088 463.2 16,148 5.5 95,089 32.4 401,470 136.7 847,381 288.6 10,319,386 3,514.1 2,144,446 730.3 6,937,089 2,362.3 1,237,851 421.5
2005 296,507,061 1,390,745 469.0 16,740 5.6 94,347 31.8 417,438 140.8 862,220 290.8 10,174,754 3,431.5 2,155,448 726.9 6,783,447 2,287.8 1,235,859 416.8
2006 299,398,484 1,435,123 479.3 17,309 5.8 94,472 31.6 449,246 150.0 874,096 292.0 10,019,601 3,346.6 2,194,993 733.1 6,626,363 2,213.2 1,198,245 400.2
2007 301,621,157 1,422,970 471.8 17,128 5.7 92,160 30.6 447,324 148.3 866,358 287.2 9,882,212 3,276.4 2,190,198 726.1 6,591,542 2,185.4 1,100,472 364.9
2008 304,059,724 1,394,461 458.6 16,465 5.4 90,750 29.8 443,563 145.9 843,683 277.5 9,774,152 3,214.6 2,228,887 733.0 6,586,206 2,166.1 959,059 315.4
2009 307,006,550 1,325,896 431.9 15,399 5.0 89,241 29.1 408,742 133.1 812,514 264.7 9,337,060 3,041.3 2,203,313 717.7 6,338,095 2,064.5 795,652 259.2
2010 309,330,219 1,251,248 404.5 14,722 4.8 85,593 27.7 369,089 119.3 781,844 252.8 9,112,625 2,945.9 2,168,459 701.0 6,204,601 2,005.8 739,565 239.1
2011 311,587,816 1,206,005 387.1 14,661 4.7 84,175 27.0 354,746 113.9 752,423 241.5 9,052,743 2,905.4 2,185,140 701.3 6,151,095 1,974.1 716,508 230.0
2012 313,873,685 1,217,057 387.8 14,856 4.7 85,141 27.1 355,051 113.1 762,009 242.8 9,001,992 2,868.0 2,109,932 672.2 6,168,874 1,965.4 723,186 230.4
2013 316,497,531 1,168,298 369.1 14,319 4.5 113,695 35.9 82,109 25.9 345,093 109.0 726,777 229.6 8,651,892 2,733.6 1,932,139 610.5 6,019,465 1,901.9 700,288 221.3
2014 318,907,401 1,153,022 361.6 14,164 4.4 118,027 37.0 84,864 26.6 322,905 101.3 731,089 229.2 8,209,010 2,574.1 1,713,153 537.2 5,809,054 1,821.5 686,803 215.4
2015 320,896,618 1,199,310 373.7 15,883 4.9 126,134 39.3 91,261 28.4 328,109 102.2 764,057 238.1 8,024,115 2,500.5 1,587,564 494.7 5,723,488 1,783.6 713,063 222.2
20166 323,405,935 1,250,162 386.6 17,413 5.4 132,414 40.9 96,970 30.0 332,797 102.9 802,982 248.3 7,928,530 2,451.6 1,516,405 468.9 5,644,835 1,745.4 767,290 237.3
2017 325,719,178 1,247,321 382.9 17,284 5.3 135,755 41.7 99,856 30.7 319,356 98.0 810,825 248.9 7,694,086 2,362.2 1,401,840 430.4 5,519,107 1,694.4 773,139 237.4
  • 1 Populations are U.S. Census Bureau provisional estimates as of July 1 for each year except 2000 and 2010, which are decennial census counts.
  • 2 The violent crime figures include the offenses of murder, rape (legacy definition), robbery, and aggravated assault.
  • 3 The figures shown in this column for the offense of rape were estimated using the revised Uniform Crime Reporting Program's (UCR) definition of rape. See data declaration for further explanation.
  • 4 The figures shown in this column for the offense of rape were estimated using the legacy UCR definition of rape. See data declaration for further explanation.
  • 5 The murder and nonnegligent homicides that occurred as a result of the events of September 11, 2001, are not included in this table.
  • 6 The crime figures have been adjusted.
  • NOTE: Although arson data are included in the trend and clearance tables, sufficient data are not available to estimate totals for this offense. Therefore, no arson data are published in this table.

Table 1A

Years Violent
crime
1
Violent
crime
rate
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
Murder and
nonnegligent
manslaughter
rate
Rape
(revised
definition)2
Rape
(revised
definition)
rate
2
Rape
(legacy
definition)3
Rape
(legacy
definition)
rate
3
Robbery Robbery
rate
Aggravated
assault
Aggravated
assault rate
Property
crime
Property
crime
rate
Burglary Burglary
rate
Larceny-
theft
Larceny-
theft
rate
Motor
vehicle
theft
Motor
vehicle
theft
rate
2017/2016 -0.2 -0.9 -0.7 -1.4 +2.5 +1.8 +3.0 +2.2 -4.0 -4.7 +1.0 +0.3 -3.0 -3.6 -7.6 -8.2 -2.2 -2.9 +0.8 *
2017/2013 +6.8 +3.7 +20.7 +17.3 +19.4 +16.0 +21.6 +18.2 -7.5 -10.1 +11.6 +8.4 -11.1 -13.6 -27.4 -29.5 -8.3 -10.9 +10.4 +7.3
2017/2008 -10.6 -16.5 +5.0 -2.0 +10.0 +2.7 -28.0 -32.8 -3.9 -10.3 -21.3 -26.5 -37.1 -41.3 -16.2 -21.8 -19.4 -24.7
  • 1 The violent crime figures include the offenses of murder, rape (legacy definition), robbery, and aggravated assault.
  • 2 The figures shown in this column for the offense of rape were estimated using the revised Uniform Crime Reporting Program's (UCR) definition of rape. See data declaration for further explanation.
  • 3 The figures shown in this column for the offense of rape were estimated using the legacy UCR definition of rape. See data declaration for further explanation.
  • * Less than one-tenth of 1 percent.

Data Declaration

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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.