Monthly Crime Data For Cities, Local Law Enforcement Agencies

See monthly crime statistics for murder, rape, robbery, property crimes and other incident types.

Crimes reported in cities can vary greatly from month to month.

For many law enforcement agencies, crime spikes during the summer. Crime statistics indicate warmer cities, however, often don't experience much change. It's generally cities in colder climates and tourist destinations that experience the largest monthly changes in reported crimes.

Governing reviewed federal crime data for 384 jurisdictions with reported monthly data. Select a law enforcement agency below to show monthly averages for 2010-2012:


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Notes on the Data

  • Seven types of monthly crime were reviewed: murder/manslaughter, rape, robbery, assault (all types), burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft. Burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft are considered property crimes. Data was compiled from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program for 2010-2012.
  • Statistics refer to the average number of actual offenses. Unfounded cases are excluded.
  • Law enforcement agencies that report monthly UCR data and serve at least 100,000 residents are listed. Agencies that either do not participate in the UCR program or do not report monthly offense data are not included. The New York City Police Department, for example, reports crime data on a quarterly basis.
  • The 384 agencies reporting data are not necessarily representative of the nation as a whole.
  • Some smaller agencies report relatively few crimes.
  • Monthly figures were not adjusted to reflect the number of days in each month. 

Mike Maciag is Data Editor for GOVERNING.
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