Monday, May 24, 2010

FBI Stats Show Third Year Of Drop In Violent Crime Rate

Today, the FBI released some figures which reflect a drop in the violent crime rate nationally for the third year in a row.  According to the FBI's Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report, the violent crime rate dropped 5.5% when compared to 2008.  The property crime rate declined by 4.9%.  The violent crime rate fell in all four categories, including murder and manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault.  The crime rate declined in all metropolitan areas with big cities showing the biggest decrease of 7.5%.  It should be noted that the decrease in property crimes is the 7th year in a row of decreases in the property crime rate.  The report is considered preliminary and will be made official later this year when the final statistics are released by the FBI. 

The decrease in the crime rate looks to be continuing.  In December of 2009, the FBI released some preliminary numbers which indicated that the violent crime rate had decreased in the first 6 months of 2009 when compared to 2008.

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