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KAY IVEY
GOVERNOR
 
OFFICE OF THE
SECRETARY
Hal Taylor
Acting Secretary

October 23, 2015

CRIME RATE DECREASED FIVE PERCENT IN ALABAMA DURING 2014



CRIME RATE DECREASED FIVE PERCENT IN ALABAMA DURING 2014

[Montgomery, Ala.] – Statewide crime decreased five percent during 2014 in the annual report released today by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Information Bureau.

“Each year, our Information Bureau uses the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program to analyze individual crime statistics reported by 350 local law enforcement agencies across Alabama. Crime in Alabama is a publication containing an official statistical analysis of crime in these local jurisdictions throughout Alabama during the previous year,” said Chief Information Officer Kevin Wright.

Also released are detailed supplemental reports for the 350 local law enforcement agencies, excerpted from the Crime in Alabama 2014 report, including 2014 Domestic Violence in Alabama, 2014 Juvenile Victims of Violent Crime in Alabama, and 2014 Drug-related Crime Statistics in Alabama.

Alabama’s UCR Program, administered by ALEA’s Information Bureau, provides uniform crime statistics to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The full Crime in Alabama 2014 publication and supplemental reports may be accessed online http://www.alea.gov/Home/wfContent.aspx?PLH1=plhACJIC-CrimeInAlabama.

Comparatively, the FBI’s UCR publication, Crime in the United States, can also be accessed online at https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2014/crime-in-the-u.s.-2014/cius-home.

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Please note in 2013, the FBI UCR Program initiated collection of data under a new definition for forcible rape. The term “forcible” was removed, and the definition changed to “penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.”