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FBI announces decrease in Crime rates in United States


June 11, 2012 - Washington, United States

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has announced that the reported violent crimes in the United States fell 4 percent last year compared to 2010. Crimes like murder, non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault went down considerably in 2011.

The data is based on the number of violent crimes reported from 14,009 law enforcement agencies around the US. Federal Bureau of Investigation belongs to the United States Department of Justice and is both a federal criminal investigative body and internal intelligence agency.

Statistics

  • Violent Crimes - 4 percent decrease
    • in cities with populations of 50,000 to 99,999 - 5.2 percent decrease
    • Metropolitan counties - 6.6 percent
    • Non-Metropolitan counties - 4.7 percent
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter - 1.9 percent decrease
    • Within city groups - 18.3 percent increase
    • Cities with populations of 50,000 to 99,999 - 14.4 percent decrease
  • Forcible rape - 4 percent decrease
  • Robbery - 4 percent decrease
  • Aggravated assault - 4 percent decrease
  • Burglary crimes - 0.3 percent increase
  • Larcenty-theft - 0.9 percent decrease
  • Motor vehicle theft - 3.3 percent decrease
  • Property Crimes - 0.8 percent decrease
  • Arson offenses, not included in property crimes - 5 percent decrease

For more information, refer to FBI Releases Preliminary Annual Crime Statistics for 2011

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