Motor vehicle theft is a crime which involves the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.  In the FBI’s UCR Program, a motor vehicle is defined as a self-propelled vehicle that runs on land surfaces and not on rails.  For instance, automobiles, sport utility vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and buses.  Motor vehicle…

 

The word larceny is a late Middle English word.  It was derived from the Anglo-Norman word larcin which means theft.  There is a possibility that its Latin root is latrocinium, which is a derivative of latro or robber. In the United States, larceny is a common crime involving theft.  Larceny is an offense which involves…

 

This article analyzed the states with the highest and lowest rates of burglary in the country.  Burglary is an offense that include unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft, as well as an attempt of forcible entry.  In the USA, burglary is also known as breaking or entering. Interesting facts…

 

In the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program, property crime includes the following offenses: Burglary Arson Motor vehicle theft Larceny-theft We will cover each individual offense in a separate post.  Property crimes involve the object of the theft-type offenses, which is the taking of property or money.  However, threat of force against the victims is not…

 

Aggravated assault is an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury.  This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. Statistics from the FBI (2011) displayed on the following chart,…

 

Robbery is a type of offense which involves the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.  The Uniform Crime Reports Program collects statistics on the number of offenses known…

 

Forcible rape is an offence that includes rapes by force and attempts or assaults to rape (regardless of the age of the victim).  However statutory offenses i.e. no force used — victim under age of consent — are not included. The following interactive heatmap shows rape crime statistics for all states and the capital district.  Data…

 

Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter is a type of criminal offense which involves willful or non-negligent killing of one human being by another.  This crime does not include the following: Traffic fatalities Suicides Accidental deaths Fetal deaths Assaults to murder and attempts to murder Situations in which a victim dies of a heart attack as the…

 

Violent crime still remains a major problem in many states throughout the U.S.  But which are the most violent states in the country? The following interactive heat map illustrates where crime happens in 50 states and a federal district in the U.S.A.  The map coverage highlights violent crimes across the entire country to assist users…