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See If Police in Your State Reported Crime Data to the FBI
There are growing gaps in U.S. crime stats. Use our tables to check on your state and local agencies.
Andrew Rodriguez Calderón
What Can FBI Data Say About Crime in 2021? It’s Too Unreliable to Tell
The transition to a new data system creates huge gaps in national crime stats sure to be exploited by politicians in this election year.
As Murders Spiked, Police Solved About Half in 2020
The U.S. homicide clearance rate is at a historic low. Here’s what that means.
September 30, 2019
New FBI Data: Violent Crime Still Falling
2018 drop extends decades-long trend, but rapes rise for sixth straight year
December 8, 2017
How Hard is it to Count Violent Crimes?
A new survey finds it’s more difficult than you might think.
October 20, 2016
Chipping Away at the Crime Wave Myth
This time, a survey of crime victims
September 28, 2016
Crime in Context
Violent crime is up in some places, but is it really a trend?