Violent crime rate (per 100,000 persons)

Violent crime rate (per 100,000 persons)
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Violent crime rate (per 100,000 persons)596.60593.50570.80538.10539.90558.10620.10612.50640.60666.90729.60758.20757.70747.10713.60684.50636.60611567.60523506.50504.50494.40475.80463.20469479.30471.80458.60431.90404.50387.10387.80369.10361.60373.70386382.90
Violent crime rate (per 100,000 persons)

ABOUT THIS DATASET

In 2013, the FBI UCR Program began collecting rape data under a revised definition within the Summary Reporting System. Previously, offense data for forcible rape were collected under the legacy UCR definition: the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will. Beginning with the 2013 data year, the term “forcible” was removed from the offense title, and the definition was changed. The revised UCR definition of rape is: penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim. Attempts or assaults to commit rape are also included in the statistics presented here; however, statutory rape and incest are excluded. In 2016, the FBI Director approved the recommendation to discontinue the reporting of rape data using the UCR legacy definition beginning in 2017. However, to maintain the 20-year trend data, national estimates for rape under the legacy definition are provided along with estimates under the revised definition for 2017.