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pwaldo
09-21-2011, 09:33 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/fbi-violent-crime-down-6-percent-last-135005742.html


Violent crime dropped 6 percent in 2010, marking the fourth straight year-to-year decline, while property crime was down for the eighth straight year, falling 2.7 percent, the FBI said Monday, referring to crimes reported to authorities.


An aging population, better policing and continued high rates of imprisonment for criminals are helping to drive down crime rates, criminologists say.


Robbery fell 10 percent, rape dropped 5 percent, and murder, non-negligent manslaughter and aggravated assault fell more than 4 percent.

Each category of property crime offenses decreased in 2010. The largest decline, 7.4 percent, was for motor vehicle thefts. Burglaries decreased 2 percent and larceny-thefts declined 2.4 percent.