Violent Crime Offenses Remained Relatively Unchanged. (Crime Data)

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Violent Crime Offenses Remained Relatively Unchanged. (Crime Data)


Preliminary 2001 data from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program indicates a 2 percent increase in the nation's Crime Index from the 2000 figure. The Crime Index is composed of murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft. The Modified Crime Index includes the property crime of arson.

Including the offenses surrounding the events of September 11, 2001, preliminary data show that the 2001 Crime Index remains at the 2 percent increase from the 2000 figure; the volume of violent crime increased .6 percent; and the murder volume increased 26.4 percent. However, the FBI advised that the figures reflecting the offenses from the events of September 11 are not included in the trend data because they are statistical outliers that will affect current and future crime trends.

Preliminary figures for 2001, excluding the data mentioned above, suggest that the volume of violent crime offenses remained relatively unchanged--a .3 percent increase--when compared with data for 2000; however, the volume of property crime offenses rose by 2. …

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