In the United States, there are a number of different types of crime.
The most common type of crime is property crime, which includes burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft. Violent crime, which includes murder, rape, and robbery, is less common. There are also a number of white-collar crimes, which are crimes committed by businesses or government officials.
Here are 10 fun facts about crime in the United States:
1. In 2015, the estimated number of violent crimes in the United States was 1,197,704.
2. The property crime rate in the United States is 2,362 per 100,000 people.
3. There were an estimated 7,993 hate crime incidents in the United States in 2015.
4. According to a study by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, about 3 out of 4 victims of rape or sexual assault knew their attacker prior to the attack.
5. In 2012, there were 84 police officers killed in line-of-duty shootings in the United States – more than double the 2011 figure of 40 officer killings.
6. A 2013 study found that blacks are 3 times more likely to be searched during a traffic stop than whites, but they are no more likely to be carrying contraband than whites when searched.
7. Most arsonists are male (86%), and about half of intentional fires are set by children.
8. According to FBI data from 2014, black individuals made up 52% of homicide offenders – even though they only make up 13% of the population . Whites made up 45% of homicide offenders that year.
9. In 2015, there were 8,148 black homicide victims in the United States – more than twice the number of white (3,021) and Hispanic (2,695) homicide victims combined.
10. The white-collar crime rate in the United States is 121.4 per 100,000 people.