United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation. (September 2009). Crime in the United States, 2008. Retrieved Oct 7, 2009, from http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2008/index.html.
Crime data is reported by the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program by volume and as a rate per 100,000 inhabitants, where the probability of being a victim is derived by taking the total number of crimes reported in a location and dividing it by the location's population. Consequently, this figure does not take into account persons who are repeat victims of a crime. Denominators do not include non-residents of the specific location.Reported robbery
This figure only includes crimes reported to a law enforcement agency. The FBI�s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program defines robbery as the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
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Odds more likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 3.42, are rounded to three significant digits. Odds less likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 420.4, are rounded to four significant digits. Trailing zeros after the decimal point are dropped for readability, even though they may still be significant.
Odds you'll see: 1 in 4.26; 14.5; 143; 5,230; 433,200
Odds you won't see: 1 in 2.412; 63.042; 425,242c