Data • By Topic • Security & Safety • Crime & Justice • Crime & Police
Violent crime statistics include aggravated assault, robbery, rape, and homicide. The definitions of each have changed over time, particularly for rape and sexual assault. For this reason, data is not always comparable across time.
There were a total of 1,313,105 violent crimes in the US in 2020, an increase of 5% or 62,712 violent crimes from 2019.
Is crime decreasing?