R Dataset / Package datasets / USArrests


On this R-data statistics page, you will find information about the USArrests data set which pertains to Violent Crime Rates by US State. The USArrests data set is found in the datasets R package. You can load the USArrests data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("USArrests"). This will load the data into a variable called USArrests. If R says the USArrests data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("datasets") and then attempt to reload the data. If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the USArrests R data set. The size of this file is about 1,284 bytes.

Violent Crime Rates by US State


This data set contains statistics, in arrests per 100,000 residents for assault, murder, and rape in each of the 50 US states in 1973. Also given is the percent of the population living in urban areas.




A data frame with 50 observations on 4 variables.

R project statistics dataset table
[,1] Murder numeric Murder arrests (per 100,000)
[,2] Assault numeric Assault arrests (per 100,000)
[,3] UrbanPop numeric Percent urban population
[,4] Rape numeric Rape arrests (per 100,000)


World Almanac and Book of facts 1975. (Crime rates).

Statistical Abstracts of the United States 1975. (Urban rates).


McNeil, D. R. (1977) Interactive Data Analysis. New York: Wiley.

See Also

The state data sets.


pairs(USArrests, panel = panel.smooth, main = "USArrests data")

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