Table 1--Crime in the United States, by volume and rate per 100,000 inhabitants, 1990-2009.
* In 2009, the estimated number of violent crime offenses was 1,318,398, a decrease of 5.3 percent over the 2008 estimate.
* All violent crime offense estimates decreased in 2009 when compared with the 2008 estimates. Robberies decreased 8.0 percent; murders decreased 7.3 percent; aggravated assaults decreased 4.2 percent; and forcible rapes decreased 2.6 percent.
* The 2009 violent crime rate was 429.4 per 100,000 inhabitants, a decrease of 6.1 percent when compared with the 2008 violent crime rate.
* When compared with 2008 rates, violent crime rates in 2009 declined in all offense categories.
* In 2009, the murder rate was 5.0 per 100,000 inhabitants, an 8.1 percent decrease when compared with the rate for 2008.
* The estimated number of property crimes in 2009 was 9,320,971, a 4.6 percent decrease from the 2008 estimate. The 2009 property crime rate, 3,036.1, was down 5.5 percent when compared with the 2008 figure.
* The estimated number of motor vehicle thefts decreased 17.1 percent and larceny-theft and burglary decreased 4.0 percent and 1.3 percent, respectively.
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|Publication:||Uniform Crime Reports: Crime in the United States|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2009|
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