Crime — Statistics for 2022

The FBI’s annual report on crime has good news and bad news. The good news is violent crime in the U.S. dropping in 2022 when compared to 2021. Property crime is the bad news. It’s seeing a significant uptick.

Here are some statistics from 2022:

  • Murder & non-negligent manslaughter dropped 6.1%
  • Rape is down 5.4%
  • There were 21,156 murders in 2022
  • That’s way above the pre-pandemic level
  • In 2020 that figure was 21,570 and was the first time murders topped 20,000

As for larceny and auto theft:

  • Larceny in general is up 7.8%
  • Motor vehicle theft rose 10.9%

The rise in property crimes gives credence to reports of major shopping and retail trade groups who say retail crime is way up since before the pandemic. Much of that crime is from organized gangs.

Organized retail crime has led to retailers like Walmart, Target and others abandoning some downtown areas and neighborhoods in major cities.

The FBI’s report in 2021 added a couple of new categories. One of them is carjacking. There were 25,400 of them in 2022. That’s up from 23,500 the year before.

Another disturbing statistic is the number of attacks on law enforcement officers. Those attacks rose 1.8% from 2021 to 102,100.

Source link: MSN —

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