For Immediate Release
FBI National Press Office
releases CIUS 01 Preliminary Report
Federal Bureau of Investigation today released figures collected
by the Uniform Crime Reporting Program indicating that the
Nation's Crime Index fell 0.3 percent during the first 6
months of 2001 when compared to January-June 2000 data.
Crime Index is comprised of violent and property crimes.
Overall, violent crimes, which include murder and nonnegligent
manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault,
declined 1.3 percent for January through June 2001 when
compared to the data reported for the corresponding months
in 2000. Property crimes, which include burglary, larceny-theft,
and motor vehicle theft, fell 0.2 percent when compared
to the data reported for January through June 2000. Arson
offenses, which are part of a Modified Crime Index, increased
2.9 percent for the first 6 months of 2001 when compared
to the figures reported for the same time period in 2000.
data reported in the first six months of 2001 to those reported
for the same period in 2000, the offenses of murder and
robbery both showed increases-0.8 percent for robbery and
0.3 percent for murder. However, the volume of forcible
rapes and aggravated assaults reported to law enforcement
declined by 1.7 and 2.4 percent, respectively. The volume
of property crimes varied with burglary declining 1.2 percent,
larceny-theft decreasing 0.4 percent, and motor vehicle
theft increasing 2.6 percent.
city population groupings, cities with populations of 50,000
to 99,999 inhabitants recorded the biggest decline in the
volume of Index crimes at 1.7 percent. The largest increase
in Index offenses occurred in cities of 250,000 to 499,999
population with a rise of 1.9 percent. Rural and suburban
counties registered 1.9-percent and 0.6-percent decreases,
region, Index crime fell 4.1 percent in the Northeast and
1.9 percent in the Midwest. The West recorded an increase
of 1.6 percent and the South, an increase of 0.8 percent.
report is based upon the reports of agencies that submitted
3-6 compatible months of data from January through June
in both 2000 and 2001.
complete preliminary semiannual Uniform Crime Report is
available on the FBI's Internet site at http://www.fbi.gov.
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