Violent Crime and Property Crime Declined in 2017
According to the FBI’s annual crime statistics, overall violent crime decreased 0.2 percent from 2016 to 2017, while property crime decreased 3 percent.
Nationwide, there were more than 1.2 million violent crimes reported in 2017. Murders decreased 0.7 percent, and robberies declined by 4 percent. Aggravated assaults increased 1 percent.
There were 7.7 million property crimes last year; burglaries decreased 7.6 percent, and larceny-thefts decreased 2.2 percent. Motor vehicle thefts increased 0.8 percent.