Crime Statistics

Part One Crimes are made up of seven offenses - homicide, burglary, robbery, rape, vehicle theft, aggravated assault, and larceny. The FBI tabulates the total number of Part One Crimes committed per city to calculate the Crime Index for cities in the United States and these statistics are published in their Uniform Crime Report (UCR). The UCR is not released by the FBI until October of each year for the preceding year's stats. Please Note: In UCR Summary Reporting only the most serious crime in any offense is counted for statistical figures where as in National Incident Based Reporting (NIBR) all reported offenses are counted. The Crime Index involves Violent Crimes and Property Crimes. Here is a breakdown of what constitutes a violent or property crime:

Violent Crimes
  • Homicide
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Assault/Aggravated Assault

Property Crimes
  • Burglary (Includes Residential, Business, and Non-Residential Burglary)
  • Larceny
  • Motor Vehicle Theft (MVT)

Crimes 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Assault 4,586 4,860 4,524 4,500 5,587 5,807 5,898
Homicide 109 142 132 113 94 143 149
Burglary 14,600 15,719 15,912 16,807 14,150 11,654 11,773
Robbery 4,020 4,480 4,327 4,378 3,458 3,906 4,521
Larceny 23,156 29,555 29,835 30,110 31,277 32,752 33,644
MVT 8,525 8,913 8,980 8,205 6,996 7,612 6,377
Rape 559 547 544 543 408 416 409

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