Crime Trends in U.S. Cities
In 2020, local law enforcement agencies reported a staggering 3.9 million incidents to the FBI. To gain insight into the evolving crime landscape in American cities, we thoroughly analyzed a decade's worth of FBI data, encompassing over 3,000 cities with populations of 10,000 or more to best understand the types of crime prevalent in the area.
However, when we take a broader perspective and examine the trends in communities nationwide, a positive trend emerges: nearly half have witnessed a decrease in overall violent crime rates over the past ten years. It's worth noting that while some cities experienced significant spikes, the average city saw an increase of 12 percent in overall violent crime rates. These shifts are significant and underscore the urgency of our mission.
Murder And Manslaughter
Among U.S. cities with available data in 2010 and 2020 and a population over 10,000; changes in rape rates were calculated using 2013 data due to a change in how the FBI classified rape.
FBI Burglary Stats
62.8% of all burglary offenses in 2019 were at residential properties
16.1% of property crimes in 2019 were burglaries
55.7%: Forcible entry
37.8%: Unlawful entry
6.5%: Attempted forcible entry
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