In 2007, U.S. residents age 12 or older experienced approximately 23 million crimes, according to findings from the National Crime Victimization Survey.
— 76% (17.5 million) were property crimes
— 23% (5.2 million) were crimes of violence
— 1% (194,100) were personal thefts
In 2007, for every 1,000 persons age 12 or older, there occurred
–1 rape or sexual assault
–1 assault with injury
Murders were the least frequent violent victimization — about 6 murder victims per 100,000 persons in 2007.
(Bureau of Justice Statistics, Summary Findings 2007 www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/)
The following agencies produce statistical reports on a variety of criminal justice topics. Clicking on the underlined agency name will take you to their website.
The California Attorney General has the duty to collect, analyze, and report statistical data, which provide valid measures of crime and the criminal justice process to government and the citizens of California. This site contains more than 5,000 statistical tables, 59 reports, 29 publications, links to federal, state, and local agency statistics, and links to other criminal statistics services.
The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program was conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to meet a need for reliable, uniform crime statistics for the nation. In 1930, the FBI was tasked with collecting, publishing, and archiving those statistics. Today, several annual statistical publications, such as the comprehensive Crime in the United States, are produced from data provided by nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States.
Other annual publications, such as Hate Crime Statistics and Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted address specialized facets of crime such as hate crime or the murder and assaults of law enforcement officers respectively.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics is a unit of the U.S. Department of Justice whose principal function is the compilation and analysis of data and the dissemination of information for statistical purposes.
The United Nations Crime and Justice Information Network, or UNCJIN, is mandated by the United Nations Economic and Social Council resolution 1986/11. This electronic clearing-house represents the culmination of several years of incremental efforts coordinated by the United Nations Centre for International Crime Prevention, Vienna.