FBI: Violent crime declined in 2019

Sept. 28 (UPI) — For the third consecutive yr, violent criminal offense in the United States diminished in 2019, the FBI said.

The FBI on Monday produced its criminal offense statistics for previous calendar year, noting that violent criminal offense which include murder, non-negligent manslaughter, rape, theft and aggravated assault dipped by .5% when compared to 2018 with 366.7 offenses for every 100,000 folks.

Home criminal offense also dropped 4.1% from the year prior, producing 2019 the 17th straight year it has declined, the FBI explained, as there ended up only an estimated 2,109.9 offenses per 100,000 people.

By violent criminal offense, the FBI stated theft and rape offenses fell 4.7% and 2.7%, respectively, while aggravated assault rose 1.3% and murder and non-negligent manslaughter offenses rose by .3%.

“In 2019, there had been an approximated 1,203,808 violent crimes,” a summary of the FBI report said.

Concerning property crimes, theft, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft offenses dropped 9.5%, 2.8% and 4%, respectively, when compared to a 12 months prior.

The FBI included that the practically 7 million property crimes offenses committed in 2019 incurred losses of an estimated $15.8 billion.

Regulation enforcement organizations also carried out 10.1 million arrests excluding for traffic violations nationwide past calendar year, the report based mostly on information submitted by 16,554 regulation enforcement companies mentioned.

The report was released two weeks right after the FBI introduced its preliminary findings for the very first 6 months of 2020 that identified although violent crimes overall experienced declined compared to the same period of time in 2019, murder and non-negligent manslaughter offenses experienced significantly elevated.

The preliminary report on crime amongst January and June stated murder and non-negligent manslaughter amplified by almost 15% from the to start with six months of 2019 whilst rape and robbery offenses fell by 19% and 7.1%, respectively.