J. Edgar Hoover's Crime Statistics Study

Some crime statistics from a study conducted by FBI head J. Edgard Hoover that determined the times most crimes occur.

Some Crime Statistics

Before his death in 1972, J. Edgar Hoover, longtime Director of the FBI, concluded a 5-year study based on the police records in 2,400 U.S. cities.

1. Most probable months for burglaries are December, January, and February.

2. Most probable night for burglaries is Saturday night.

3. Most burglaries occur between 6 P.M. and 2 A.M.

4. Most assaults, rapes, and murders take place in July and August.

5. Most murders happen on a weekend.

6. Most murders occur between 6 P.M. and 6 A.M., most often at night.

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