* Data reflects rapes classified under the revised definition of rape released in 2013. The number of cities increases each year due to additional cities adopting the revised definition of rape. See the source tab for additional details.
Years Available: 2014–2016
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General Notes: Violent crimes are offenses of murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. The FBI definition of rape expanded in 2013, but not all jurisdictions adopted the new definition as of 2013. This data series only includes rapes classified under the revised definition of rape. The 2013 revised definition is: Rape is 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. Attempts or assaults to commit rape are also included; however, statutory rape and incest are excluded. This revised definition includes both male and female victims and drops "forcible" from the title.
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