FBI Uniform Crime Reports
The estimated number of violent crimes in the nation declined for the second year in a row, according to the FBI's Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report.
Nationwide, violent crime fell for the first time since 2005. Property crime declined for the fifth straight year. And each of the seven specific offense categories -- from aggravated assault to murder -- was down from 2006, according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program.
For the second year in row, the number of violent crimes declined across the country -- a total of 2.5 percent during 2008 compared to the previous year -- according to the FBI's Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report.
The FBI's Hate Crime Statistics presents data regarding incidents, offenses, victims, and offenders in reported crimes that were motivated in whole or in part by a bias against the victim's perceived race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.