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NCJ Number: 140267 Find in a Library
Title: Crime in Virginia
Corporate Author: Virginia Dept of State Police
Uniform Crime Reporting Section
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 147
Sponsoring Agency: Virginia Dept of State Police
Richmond, VA 23235
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Virginia Uniform Crime Reports for 1991 presents data on crime index offenses, police officers killed and assaulted, the value of property stolen and recovered, and arrests.
Abstract: The first section of the report reviews the characteristics and procedures of the 1991 Virginia Uniform Crime Reporting Program, followed by data on crime index offenses (murder/nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson. There were 289,619 serious crimes (index offenses) reported; 26.2 percent of these offenses were cleared. The crime rate for Virginia is 4,680.82 Part I offenses for every 100,000 inhabitants. At total of 403,333 arrests were made in the State; 10.9 percent of these involved persons under 18 years old. The theft of jewelry and precious metals accounted for a substantial value of property loss that amounted to $23,174,245. Firearms were used in 67 percent of all murder/nonnegligent manslaughter cases reported; all other weapons made up an additional 33 percent. A total of 12,345 aggravated assaults were reported; residential burglaries accounted for 64.7 percent of all burglaries reported; 21,284 motor vehicle thefts were reported. There were no police officers feloniously killed in the line of duty; 1,656 assaults on officers were reported; 97.6 percent were cleared.
Main Term(s): Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics; Assaults on police; Crime Statistics; Offense statistics; Police deaths; Stolen property recovery; Virginia
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