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Report – U.S. State Crime Rates by Type for All 50 States, D.C., and Puerto Rico
The total median U.S. State crime rates in 2016 for violent crimes is 370.3 per 100,000 inhabitants, and property crime rates are 2,582.1. Larceny-theft is by far the most common crime committed, consisting of 63 percent of all crimes, followed by burglary at 16 percent. Aggravated assault accounts for 9 percent, motor vehicle theft at 8 percent, robbery 3 percent, rape (revised definition) 1 percent, and murder/non-negligent manslaughter making up a statistical fraction of a single percent of overall crimes. While the levels of individual states certainly vary considerably, these proportions hold fairly steady across jurisdictions. Violent crime rate figures include the offenses of murder, rape (revised definition), robbery, and aggravated assault.
Police, Prisoners, and Crimes: A Look at the Numbers
We looked at several relationships between different data sets over time. These include the number of agencies and sworn officers per capita, the relationship between crime rate and sworn officers, the rate of officers that are female, the relationship between incarcerations and crime, and how incarcerated population has changed in relation to the overall population.
MuniNet also compared the growth in the total prison population to the growth in the total U.S. population, and the graph below shows exactly that. When looking at the changes of these two populations from 1978-2012, once can see a clear difference in growth rate. The trends we discovered do not necessarily add up to a definitive or comfortable conclusion. A higher percentage of Americans keep being incarcerated. Crime rates have greatly diminished. Both of these trends could be in spite of or have led to decreased police officer and agency coverage per capita, or could be entirely unrelated. Read more of our findings.
Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE)
Promotes the improvement of fire and emergency service agencies that serve communities worldwide by providing training and career resource information.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
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Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Support citizens and first responders to build, sustain and improve the capability to prepare, protect, respond, recover and mitigate all hazards.
National Emergency Management Assoc. (NEMA)
Dedicated to public safety by improving the nation's ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from all emergencies, disasters, and threats to security.
Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP)
Committed to strengthening health security by saving lives and protecting against public health threats, whether at home or abroad, natural or human-made.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
The vision of homeland security is to ensure a homeland that is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other hazards.
U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
Mission is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring offenders to the criminal and civil justice system.
Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Association, International (DERA)
Nonprofit, international service and professional association that assist communities worldwide in disaster preparedness, response and recovery.