slides: Crime Rates for RI Communities Ranked #37 to #1
Saturday, September 21, 2013
2012 crime statistics , and estimated that nationally, the number of violent crimes increased 0.7 percent -- but property crimes decreased 0.9 percent, marking the 10th straight year of declines for these offenses, collectively.
See How Rhode Island Communities Ranked, Per Capita, for Violent Crime in 2012 BELOW
Nationally, the 2012 statistics show that the estimated rate of violent crime was 386.9 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants, and the property crime rate was 2,859.2 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants. While the violent crime rate remained virtually unchanged when compared to the 2011 rate, the property crime rate declined 1.6 percent.
- In 2012, there were an estimated 1,214,462 violent crimes. The violent crimes of murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, and aggravated assault increased 1.1 percent, 0.2 percent, and 1.1 percent, respectively. However, the estimated number of robbery offenses declined 0.1 percent.
- Nationwide, there were an estimated 8,975,438 property crimes. The estimated number of burglaries declined 3.7 percent in 2012 when compared to the 2011 figure. The estimated number of larceny-thefts remained unchanged, and motor vehicle thefts increased 0.6 percent.
Note: Thirty seven Rhode Island communities report crime data to the FBI under the Uniform Crime Reporting Program
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