FBI Releases 2020 Crime Statistics

For the first time in four years, the estimated number of violent crimes in the nation increased when compared with the previous year’s statistics, according to FBI figures released yesterday. In 2020, violent crime was up 5.6 percent from the 2019 number. Property crimes dropped 7.8 percent, marking the 18th consecutive year the collective estimates for these offenses declined.   


Graphic showing violent crimes (up 5.6% from 2019) and property crimes (down 7.8 percent from 2019).