Violent Crime Statistics

Columbia Gun Crime Statistics
Percent of UCR Part I Violent Crime involving a Firearm Homicide 60% 67% 67% 50% 100% 50% Rape 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% Robbery Assault Overall 38% 16% 23% 28% 13% 17% 34% 21% 23% 41% 20% 25% 44% 24% 30% 47% 14% 20% Shots Fired Calls Reports 348 29 386 50 344 43 420 65 486 66 212 30

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Note: 2013 data is as of July, 12, 2013

Columbia Violent Crime Index Comparison
In the chart below, Coulmbia's Violent Crime Index is compared to several cities from the Benchmark Cities group that the Columbia Police Department is a part of. Three major categories were used to select the cities: the "destination city" of the surrounding area, has a large university and approximately of similar size. There were not any cities that fit all three categories. 2008 3.88 6.89 5.10 1.55 2.16 4.55 3.53 4.09 2009 4.88 7.64 4.58 1.50 2.45 4.62 3.13 3.99 2010 5.12 8.33 4.87 1.24 2.16 4.78 3.06 2.99 2011 5.35 8.16 3.71 1.70 2.78 3.80 2.82 2.63 2012 4.30 9.92 3.97 1.52 2.60 4.22 2.77 2.63

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Destination with University

Similar Size with University

Destination of Similar Size

Another major characteristic that is unique to Columbia is growth rate. From the 2000 through 2010 Census, Columbia grew over 28%.

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