Table 7 Data Declaration
Offense Analysis, United States, 2014–2018
The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.
Important note about rape data
In 2013, the FBI’s UCR Program initiated the collection of rape data under a revised definition within the Summary Reporting System. The term “forcible” was removed from the offense name, and the definition was changed to “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.”
In 2016, the FBI Director approved the recommendation to discontinue the reporting of rape data using the UCR legacy definition beginning in 2017.
- This table provides estimations for the offenses of murder, rape (revised definition), robbery, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft for the nation from 2014 to 2018.
- This table provides additional details for the following offenses:
- Robbery by location (such as street/highway, bank, residence).
- Burglary by location (residence or non-residence) 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.
- 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).
- The rape data reported by those agencies using the UCR legacy definition are not included in this table.