How many violent crimes were there in 2009?
1,318,398 violent crimes in the US
It is widely known that violent crimes are defined as those offenses which involve force or threat of force. There were 1318398 violent crimes in the United States of America in 2009. Statistics do not look too good. It was a decrease of 5.3 percent from the 2008 estimate. Moreover, the 2009 estimated violent crime total was 5.2 percent below the 2005 level. Needless to say, this number was 7.5 percent below the 2000 level. Believe it or not, there were approximately 429.4 violent crimes per 100,000 inhabitants in 2009.