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Crime In the United States Introduction Our report is on Crime in the United States Crime is a major problem all over the world but we are focusing on the crime problem right here in our own country We have listed some different statistics problems and solutions FBI Crime Statistics Final 1995 crime statistics showed that 139 million Crime Index offenses were reported to law enforcement across the Nation The 1995 total represents a rate of 5278 offenses for every 100000 United States inhabitants The number of crimes was down 1 percent from 1994 while the crime rate declined 2 percent The number of violent crimes dropped 3 percent while the rate of violent crimes dropped 4 percent In the eight US cities with more than one million population the decrease in the number of violent crimes was 8 percent In the 64 largest cities with populations over 250000 Crime Index totals dropped 3 percent Crime Volume In 1995 the Crime Index total of 139 million offenses 1 percent lower than the 1994 total and 7 percent lower than the 1991 total represented the fourth consecutive annual decline A comparison with 1986 figures however showed a 5-percent increase over the last 10-year period By region the Southern States recorded 38 percent of all Crime Index offenses reported to law enforcement The lowest volume was reported in the Northeastern States accounting for 16 percent of the total All regions except the West showed Crime Index decreases compared to 1994 figures Property valued at 156 billion was stolen in connection with all Crime Index offenses Crime Rate The 1995 Crime Index rate 5278 per 100000 population was 2 percent lower than in 1994 For 5- and 10-year trend increments the 1995 rate the lowest since 1985 was 11 percent lower than the 1991 rate and 4 percent lower than 1986 Geographically the total Crime Index
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