and rate per 10,000 population of index crimes,
violent crimes and non-violent crimes
for use of indicator
figures are tabulated for seven major offenses designated
by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation as Index Crimes.
The seven categories include four violent offenses (murder,
rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) and three nonviolent
crimes (burglary, larceny, and auto theft). Violent and
abusive behavior is itself a health and social problem
and can produce other health and social problems. Crime
statistics are also used to reflect levels of community
or neighborhood safety and/or quality of life.
Texas Department of Public Safety and US FBI, 1996,
as reported in Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide,
people 2000: national health promotion and disease prevention
objectives: full report, with commentary. Washington,
D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public
Health Service; 1991. Report No.: DHHS publication no.