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Every year we gather and publish local, state, and national crime statistics called Uniform Crime Reports, including Crime in the U.S., Hate Crimes, Law Enforcement Officers Killed/Assaulted, and specialized reports.
2007 Crime in the U.S. stats
2006 Crime in the U.S. stats
2005 Crime in the U.S. stats
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About Us webpage.
you need material on a specific subject, try
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& Publications webpage
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subjects and check out our FBI
History webpage to explore our past.
| Our Counterterrorism webpage has details on our efforts to stop terrorism.
Interested in the work of the FBI Lab? See our Laboratory Division webpage.
Our FBI History webpage has details on historic cases and events, past Directors, and more, as well as academic essays on various topics.
Request fingerprint records by visiting this webpage. And see our overview of fingerprints and how we take them.
Our Press Room has current and past press releases, speeches, testimony, top stories, and FBI radio shows.