Monday, September 14, 2009

FBI Figures Show Drop In Violent Crime Rate

Today the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released figures which reveal that the level of violent crime dropped nationally by 1.9% from 2007 to 2008. Between 2006 and 2007 the number of rapes dropped by 1.6% to the lowest figure in 20 years. Murders dropped by 3.9%, aggravated assaults by 2.5%, and robberies by 0.7%. Property crimes, which have been decreasing the last five years, decreased by 0.8%. The drop in the violent crime rate comes after an increase in the violent crime rate in 2005 by 2.5% and an increase in 2006 of 1.3%.

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