The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program is the main source of crime statistics for all known offenses committed in the United States each year. The UCR program collects data from local criminal justice agencies and releases an annual report summarizing national statistics for violent crimes,
In 2013, 69 percent of all adults arrested were white, according to statistics reported by the FBI. Black individuals accounted for 28 percent of those arrested, while 3 percent were of other races. Of adults arrested for murder, 52 percent were black, and 45.5 percent were white.
According to the book "A Primer on Social Problems," crime rates are higher for Americans in their late teens to early 20s. Those in the 15- to 24-year-old age group make up 40 percent of arrests but account for 14 percent of the population.
Street crime statistics vary significantly from one city to another. According to information provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1,163,146 violent crimes occurred nationwide in 2013.
Crime statistics by race have not significantly changed in the last century. African Americans and Latinos, despite making up approximately 30 percent of the total general population, account for approximately 60 percent of the prison population in the United States. The most recent decade has seen
One interesting African American crime statistic is that the rate of African Americans incarcerated is about six times more compared with white Americans, as reported by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Nearly half of the incarcerated population is African Americans as
General demographic data for all U.S. cities, including crime statistics, is available at City-Data.com. Demographic information specifically related to criminal offenders, prisoners and crime victims is available through the FBI's annual uniform crime report.
A wide range of national statistics related to juvenile crime are available through OJJDP.gov, the website for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, a division of the Justice Department. However, these statistics take time to compile and are unavailable to the public for over a
Find FBI crime statistics at the Department of Justice website OJJDP.gov. Click Statistics on the left-hand navigation bar. From the subsequent page, mouse over Data Analysis Tools in the menu bar and select the Law Enforcement Data/Arrest Statistics submenus. Then click the Arrest Statistics tab to
According to the FBI, for overall crime in 2012, whites and Hispanics have the highest crime rate at 69.3 percent. Blacks make up 28.1 percent of all crimes, Native Americans make up 1.4 percent and Asians/Pacific Islanders make up 1.2 percent.