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FBI: Crime Rates Fell In 2011

June 12, 2012  | 

Violent crime and property crime reported by law enforcement fell again in 2011, according to preliminary data released released by the FBI.

When compared to 2010, violent crime fell 4%, and property crime dropped 0.8%. Arson fell 5%. The data was released in the FBI's "Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report, January-December 2011."

Other highlights from the report include:

  • In the violent crime category, murder fell 1.9%, while forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault all fell 4%.
  • There was, however, an increase in murder in the Midwest (0.6%) and an 18.3% jump in murder in cities with populations of less than 10,000.
  • In the property crimes category, motor vehicle theft saw the largest decline (3.3%) from 2010 figures, followed by larceny-theft (0.9%).
  • The only overall rise in property crimes was in the burglary category, which was up 0.03% overall, with increases of 3.2% in the Northeast, 1.3% in the Midwest, and 0.7% in the West.

The final data will be published in the fall in "Crime in the United States 2011."


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