Violent crimes include crimes such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault. The FBI in the UCR breaks these down into Type I, crimes against the person, and Type II, property crimes, offenses. The FBI also divides the country into four regions: West, South, Northeast, and Midwest. Each of these regions are examined, through the use of two states from each, here. Their overall violent crime rates and trends, and their specific Type I offensive rates and trends, are examined against the national data and against each other. Several theories are used to explain the potential causes of the differences in crime rates and trends between regions as well as the policy implications for these differences.
Kremer, Alexandra N..
"Comparing the Violent Crime Trends in Select States to the National Trends to Determine Differences Between Crimes, States, and Regions."
The Downtown Review.
Available at: https://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/tdr/vol6/iss1/4