IN THE UNITED STATES
The Final 2003 Numbers Just Released
It's here ... all
516 pages of it: Crime in the United States
2003, our latest annual report of nationwide crime statistics, available
in its entirety free of charge on this web site.
We have to admit,
it's a lot to digest. So a few recommendations ...
1) If you're new to
the report, take a look at Crime
Factors on page v, which explains how to read and understand the
2) For the highlights,
see our press release, "FBI Releases
Crime Statistics for 2003".
3) Check out two special
crime studies we've added this year: Violence Among Family Members
and Intimate Partners and The Importance of Homicide
as a Community Problem in the United States. Both are in Section
V. Also see our press release on these studies.
4) If you're interested
in all the details on offenses reported, see Section
II. Crimes covered include: Violent Crime (murder
and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated
assault), Property Crime (burglary, larcency-theft,
motor vehicle theft, and arson), and Hate Crime.
5) For changes to
this year's publication--including the discontinuance of the Crime Index--see "Recent
Developments" on page 5 in Section
6) The Crime
Clock on page 7 is always fascinating.
7) Want the history
of the Uniform Crime Reporting program that has generated this annual
roadmap of crime since 1930? See page 3 of Section
Final words: As
always, we thank our partners in law enforcement who collect and supply
the data in this report. And we hope this publication is useful to law
enforcement leaders, criminologists, news media, academics, and anyone
else who seeks a better understanding of crime in these United States.
Crime Reports web page | Crime
in the United States 2003 Press Release | Topical
Crime Studies Press Release