Summary of Crimes in National Parks

Data provided by the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.

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Year Total
Offenses

Total Annual
Visitors (x 1000)

Homicide (a) Forcible
Rape (b)
Robbery Aggaivated
Assault
Burglary (b) Larceny Theft Vehicle Theft Arson (c)
2001 4,328 424,100 10 37 70 212 488 3,277 130 104
2000 4,428 429,800 13 50 91 292 576 3,159 145 102
1999 5,172 436,296 11 42 142 202 515 3,988 164 108
1998 5,640 435,637 12 46 108 368 506 4,385 130 85
1997 6,352 419,795 17 44 119 265 499 5,105 219 84
1996 5,992 399,765 24 40 146 299 677 4,465 177 164
1995 6,009 387,804 16 50 138 318 830 4,309 198 150
1994 4,508 380,156 20 37 208 337 389 3,180 201 136
1993 6,452 387,707 25 62 197 367 747 4,681 210 163
1992 7,212 360,352 23 71 222 386 928 5,204 241 137
1991 7,203 358,295 28 78 209 390 1,118 5,004 251 125
1990 7,009 337,900 24 92 184 448 1,180 4,643 310 128
1989 6,532 351,900 9 73 123 441 1,009 4,548 213 116
1988 6,195 368,000 20 79 215 300 801 4,378 313 89
1987 6,417 372,800 15 79 197 543 926 4,259 294 104
1986 7,945 364,600 24 88 261 637 922 5,732 179 102
1985 7,318 346,200 19 70 309 483 892 5,147 235 163
1984 6,612 332,507 18 57 266 527 717 4,766 178 83
1983 7,617 335,646 19 81 306 542 1,238 5,125 200 106
1982 7,892 344,448 30 83 330 607 1,083 5,468 220 71
1981 8,319 329,663 19 87 303 575 1,391 5,451 296 197
1980 9,074 300,324 16 89 294 643 1,552 6,230 250 X
1979 8,561 282,435 15 87 264 505 1,330 6,124 236 X
1978 8,247 283,090 12 91 261 494 1,188 5,986 215 X
1977 7,763 261,584 17 60 238 458 1,097 5,662 231 X
1976 7,521 267,827 10 66 281 470 954 5,570 170 X
1975 7,697 238,849 10 84 779 385 1,031 5,156 252 X

a) Includes negligent and nonnegligent manslaughter.
b) Includes attempts.
c) Included in tabulations beginning in 1981.

Source: Data provided by the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
Note: The National Park Service is responsible for the administration of 384 park areas that are owned by the Federal Government.

Three urban park areas are policed by the U.S. Park Police; other park areas are policed by the U.S. Park Rangers.

In some park areas law enforcement responsibilities are shared with other police agencies, e.g., State police, sheriff departments,
and city/town police.
These data exclude offenses handled by other agencies.