Table 1 Overview
Table 1—Crime in the United States, by Volume and Rate per 100,000 Inhabitants, 1999–2018
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 2018, the estimated number of violent crime offenses was 1,206,836, a decrease of 3.3 percent from the 2017 estimate.
- The violent crime of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter decreased 6.2 percent in 2018 when compared with the 2017 estimate. Rape offenses (legacy definition) increased 1.4 percent, and aggravated assault offenses decreased 0.4 percent. The violent crime of robbery decreased by 12.0 percent when compared with the 2017 estimate.
- The 2018 violent crime rate was 368.9 per 100,000 inhabitants, down 3.9 percent when compared with the 2017 violent crime rate.
- The murder rate was 5.0 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2018, a 6.8 percent decrease when compared with the estimated rate for the previous year.
- The estimated number of property crimes in 2018 was 7,196,045, a 6.3 percent decrease from the 2017 estimate.
- Of the property crimes, the estimated number of burglary offenses decreased 11.9 percent, and larceny-theft offenses declined 5.4 percent. The estimated number of motor vehicle thefts decreased 3.1 percent.
- The 2018 property crime rate was 2,199.5 per 100,000, a 6.9 percent decrease when compared with the 2017 rate.