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New FBI Report: Crime Dropped (Again) in First Half of 2009

For the third year in a row, violent crime rates dropped across the U.S., according to a new FBI report released today. Property crimes also dropped. The only increase was burglaries in the South which rose slightly. The figures are for the first half of 2009. Some stats:

  • Murder (down 10.0 percent);
  • Forcible rape (down 3.3 percent);
  • Robbery (down 6.5 percent);
  • Aggravated assault (down 3.2 percent);
  • Burglary (down 2.5 percent);
  • Larceny-theft (down 5.3 percent); and
  • Motor vehicle theft (down 18.7 percent).

The FBI press release is here. A more detailed report is here.

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