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FBI Says Violent Crime Dropped 6 Percent in 2010

September 19, 2011  | 

The FBI reports that violent crime dropped 6 percent in 2010, marking the fourth straight year of declines. And property crime also was down for the eighth straight year, falling 2.7 percent, according to the Associated Press.

Nationwide, there were an estimated 1.2 million violent crimes in 2010 and an estimated 9 million property crimes.

Source: Charleston Post and Courier

Tags: FBI, Crime Trends


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Rick @ 9/19/2011 3:16 PM

Firearms sales soared just prior to Obama taking office and despite what liberals yelled about, the streets didn't run red from all the innocent blood spilled. In fact, just the opposite has happened and crime dropped. In study after study the fact remains that when citizens are armed, criminals are more cautious and crime goes down. Where firearms are restricted, whether in this country or abroad, crime spikes.

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