FBI crime report reveals decrease in offenses

Posted at 11:15 PM, Sep 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-29 02:15:56-04

The FBI released it's 2014 report on crime in the country, which statistically compiles arrests, offenses, and police employee records.

The report showed decreased crime rates in two main areas: Violent crimes decreased by 2 percent and property crimes decreased 4.3 percent in 2014. 

According to the FBI: 

  • Law enforcement reported an estimated 1,165,383 violent crimes.
  • Of the reported violent crimes, aggravated assaults accounted for 63.6 percent, while robberies accounted for 28.0 percent, rape 7.2 percent, and murders 1.2 percent.
  • Officials reported an estimated 8,277,829 property crimes, which amounted to approximately $14.3 billion in financial losses suffered by victims of these crimes.
  • Of the property crimes reported, larceny-theft accounted for 70.8 percent, burglary for 20.9 percent, and motor vehicle theft for 8.3 percent.
  • An estimated 11,205,833 arrests were made during 2014, which 498,666 were for violent crimes, and 1,553,980 for property crimes.
  • Of the arrests, 73 percent were male suspects.
  • Drug abuse violations was the highest number of arrests (1,561,231), followed by larceny-theft (1,238,190) and driving under the influence (1,117,852).

For more information, visit the FBI Crime Report website