Violent Crime Rate in the United States

There were 1,203,808 violent crimes in U.S. and its rate (per 100,000) is 366.7 in 2019. Violent crime has fallen by about 50% over 20 years.

Number of violent crimes

Violent crime rate (per 100,000)

Year Violent crime Rate Source
2019 1,203,808 366.7 [49]
2018 1,209,997 370.4 [49]
2017 1,247,917 383.8 [49]
2016 1,250,162 386.6 [49]
2015 1,199,310 373.7 [49]
2014 1,153,022 361.6 [49]
2013 1,168,298 369.1 [49]
2012 1,217,057 387.8 [49]
2011 1,206,005 387.1 [49]
2010 1,251,248 404.5 [49]
2009 1,325,896 431.9 [49]
2008 1,394,461 458.6 [49]
2007 1,422,970 471.8 [49]
2006 1,435,123 479.3 [49]
2005 1,390,745 469.0 [49]
2004 1,360,088 463.2 [49]
2003 1,383,676 475.8 [49]
2002 1,423,677 494.4 [49]
2001 1,439,480 504.5 [49]
2000 1,425,486 506.5 [49]
1999 1,426,044 523.0 [50]
1998 1,533,887 567.58 [50]
1997 1,636,096 610.98 [50]
1996 1,688,540 636.64 [50]
1995 1,798,792 684.46 [50]
1994 1,857,670 713.59 [50]
1993 1,926,017 747.15 [50]
1992 1,932,274 757.67 [50]
1991 1,911,767 758.18 [50]
1990 1,820,127 729.61 [50]
1989 1,646,037 666.90 [50]
1988 1,566,221 640.58 [50]
1987 1,483,999 612.49 [50]
1986 1,489,169 620.14 [50]
1985 1,327,767 558.06 [50]
1984 1,273,282 539.93 [50]
1983 1,258,087 538.12 [50]
1982 1,322,390 570.82 [50]
1981 1,361,820 593.47 [50]

crime rate = number / population * 100,000

FBI calculates the crime rates by using population data published by U.S. Census Bureau in all years.

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