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Improving access to crime data

The Crime Data Explorer (CDE) represents a profound transformation in how data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program is presented. Crime data is dynamic. Offenses occur, arrests are made, and property is recovered every day. The CDE is an attempt to reflect somewhat that fluidity in crime. The data presented here will be updated regularly in a way that UCR publications previously could not. As the data is dynamic, so is this gateway to the data. The CDE’s content and features are updated and expanded continually. So, look for a time stamp that reflects the refresh date of content or statistics. This is especially important to reconcile any differences that may exist between the data that is available on the CDE pages and the data that resides in the datasets for downloading.

The data provided from Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program for updated 2016 data was made available on 6/22/2018.

Explore by location and type of crime

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Estimated crime data

Crime trends at the state and national level for violent crime and property crime since 1995.

NIBRS data

Incident-based data for crimes known to law enforcement for states reporting NIBRS.

Other datasets

Hate crime, assaults on law enforcement, police employee data, agency participation, cargo theft, and human trafficking.

Open data

The data is voluntarily submitted by as many as 18,000 law enforcement agencies across the country that participate in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. This is an open data project to improve the nation’s crime data and promote transparency in the criminal justice system.