FBI releases NIBRS crime data for 2019
8,497 law enforcement agencies contributed data on over 7.6 million criminal offenses
By Suzie Ziegler
WASHINGTON — Last week the Federal Bureau of Investigation released data on 7.6 million criminal offenses reported in 2019, according to a release from the FBI.
The National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) shows demographic data about victims, offenders, and victim-offender relationships across 23 categories. A total of 8,497 law enforcement agencies submitted NIBRS data in 2019, reporting over 6.5 million incidents involving over 7.6 million offenses.
Of the reported offenses, 59.6% were crimes against property, 24.6% were crimes against persons, and 15.8% were crimes against society, according to the report. The most common offenses were larceny/theft, assault and drug/narcotic offenses.
Here are some highlights from the data:
Of the victims, 23.6% were between 21 and 30 years old.
A little more than half of the victims (51%) were female, 48.2% were male, and the gender of 0.8% of victims was unknown.
Of these offenders, 38.4% were between 16 and 30 years of age.
By gender, most offenders (61.7%) were male, 25.4% were female, and gender for 12.9% was unknown.
Just over half of the victims knew their offender; about one quarter of the victims were related to their offender, and about one quarter of the victims were strangers or unknown.