cludes penetration by body parts other than a penis or by objects. This new definition was expected to be used operationally on the Return A beginning January 2013.

Statistics from the UCR SRS

The FBI annually publishes Crime in the United States based on data from the UCR SRS. The most recent edition is for 2011, and therefore the statistics in this volume reflect the pre-2012 definition of forcible rape. That is, these counts include forcible rape and attempted rape as described above. In 2011, the UCR counted 83,425 forcible rapes (see Table 3-2 and Figure 3-2 for data from 1992 through 2011). Because of the narrow definition of rape and the likely underreporting of these victimizations (discussed above),

TABLE 3-2 Counts of Forcible Rapes and Attempted Forcible Rapes, Uniform Crime Reports Summary Reporting System

Year Population Forcible Rapes and Attempted Rapes Rate per 1,000 People
1992 255,029,699 109,062 0.428
1993 257,782,608 106,014 0.411
1994 260,327,021 102,216 0.393
1995 262,803,276 97,470 0.371
1996 265,228,572 96,252 0.363
1997 267,783,607 96,153 0.359
1998 270,248,003 93,144 0.345
1999 272,690,813 89,411 0.328
2000 281,421,906 90,178 0.320
2001 285,317,559 90,863 0.318
2002 287,973,924 95,235 0.331
2003 290,788,976 93,883 0.323
2004 293,656,842 95,089 0.324
2005 296,507,061 94,347 0.318
2006 299,398,484 94,472 0.316
2007 301,621,157 92,160 0.306
2008 304,059,724 90,750 0.298
2009 307,006,550 89,241 0.291
2010 309,330,219 85,593 0.277
2011 311,591,917 83,425 0.268

NOTE: Population numbers are U.S. Census Bureau provisional estimates as of July 1 for each year except 2000 and 2010, which are decennial census counts. The rate per 1,000 people is based on those population counts.
SOURCE: Data from online Uniform Crime Reports Data Tool, Federal Bureau of Investigation (n.d.-c).



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