Belknap County
Did You Know?
  • Only about half of violent crimes committed against persons age 12 or older were reported to the police. (Source: National Crime Victimization Survey)
  • Violent crime was most often not reported to police because it was deemed a "private/personal matter, was considered "not important enough, or because it was "reported to another official" (Source: National Crime Victimization Survey)
  • All levels of government combined spent $147 billion for police protection, corrections, and judicial and legal activities in 1999. (Source Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice)
  • The percentage of drunk drivers is highest at ages 21-24 (27 percent), followed by 25-29 (25 percent), 30-34 (23 percent), and 35-39 (23 percent). (source: National Highway Traffic Savety Administration, 2002)
  • Persons ages 12 to 19 experience crime victimization at rates significantly higher than other age groups. (Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice)