FBI Issues Detailed Data on 6.6 Million Crimes

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The FBI has released detailed data on nearly 6.6 million criminal offenses reported via the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) in 2018. The report presents data about victims, known offenders, and relationships for offenses reported in 52 categories.

In addition, the report provides information on arrests for those crimes as well as 10 additional categories for which only arrest data is collected. The FBI plans to convert its historic Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program to NIBRS in 2021 to provide more complete information about crime incidents.

In 2018, 7,283 law enforcement agencies, whose jurisdictions covered more than 117.1 million U.S. residents, submitted NIBRS data to the FBI. These agencies comprised 43.7 percent of the 16,659 law enforcement agencies that submitted data to UCR in 2018.

Based on NIBRS submissions, the FBI compiled aggregate tables on 5,617,945 incidents involving nearly seven million victims. Of the reported offenses, nearly 60 percent were crimes against property, 24.1 percent were crimes against persons, and 16.4 percent were “crimes against society.”

Of 4,720,900 individuals who were victims, 23.5 percent were between 21 and 30 years old. A little more than half  were female, 48.1 percent were male, and the gender of 0.8 percent of victims was unknown. Nearly 70 percent of victims were white, 21.6 percent were black, 1.9 percent were Asian, 0.7 percent were American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.4 percent were Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. The race of 5.8 percent of victims was unknown.

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