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    General Crime Statistics     

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics:

  • In 2008, 21 million crimes were committed in the United States; of these, 5 million were violent and 16 million were property crimes. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2009)

  • 47% of violent crimes and 40% of property crimes were reported to the police. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2009)

  • In 2007, U.S. residents age 12 or older experienced approximately 23 million crimes, according to findings from the National Crime Victimization Survey.
    • 76% (17.5 million) were property crimes
    • 23% (5.2 million) were violent crimes
    • 1% (194,100) were personal thefts
  • In 2007, for every 1,000 persons age 12 or older, there occurred:
    • 1 rape or sexual assault
    • 1 assault with injury
    • 2 robberies
  • Murders were the least frequent violent victimization -- about 6 murder victims per 100,000 persons in 2007.

Other stats…

  • In 2008, there were 11,773 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities, a decline of 9.7% from 2007. (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation, 2009)
  • Nearly 1.4 million driving-while-impaired (DWI) arrests occur in the United States each year. (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation, 2008)
  • In 2007, 15% of children 14 and younger who were killed in crashes were killed in alcohol-related crashes.  More than half of these were passengers in the vehicle of an alcohol-impaired driver. (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation, 2009)
  • In 2007, 91590 persons over the age of 65 were victims of violent crime. (BJA, 2007)
  • In 2008, 88,432 crimes were reported to police on college and university campuses; 97% were property crimes, and 3% violent crimes. (Washington, DC: GPO, 2009)
  • Most crimes against students (93%) occurred off campus; of those, 72% occurred at night. (Washington, DC: BJS, 2005)
  • An estimated 12% of women attending American colleges have been raped, and 12% of rapes of college women were reported to law enforcement. (Washington, DC: NIJ, 2007)

Various crimes committed in Ohio in 2008 (Ohio Information Based Reporting System):
  • Murder - 422
  • Sexual Assaults - 8,089 (which includes various types of sexual assault, including rape)
  • Robbery - 16,051
  • Menacing by Stalking - 1,592
  • Violation of a Protection Order - 6,885
  • Domestic Violence - 44,142
* The above stats were reported by approximately 500 law enforcement agencies representing 66% of the population.

 

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