The FBI’s Preliminary Uniform Crime Report, January–June, 2020, reveals overall declines in the number of violent crimes and property crimes reported for the first six months of 2020 when compared with figures for the first six months of 2019. The report is based on information from 12,206 law enforcement agencies that submitted three to six months of comparable data for both years to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.
All offenses in the violent crime category, including murder, rape, aggravated assault and robbery, showed decreases in the first six months of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, the FBI report says.
Tennessee topped the list of the FBI's rankings of states with violent crime, followed by Nevada and Alaska. While these rankings do not account for many different factors – grouping crime by state can be simplistic and ignore factors that influence crime, the FBI warns – many states with the highest and lowest rates have remained consistent for many years.