Reported Crime Down 6.4 Percent in 2011: FBI


Reported crime fell nationwide in the first half of 2011, according to newly-released statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Overall crime reports in the first half of 2011 dropped 6.4 percent as compared with the first six months of 2011. Murder reports declined 5.7 percent, rapes 5.1 percent and robbery reports 7.7 percent.

Data from the Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report are based on information from more than 12,500 law enforcement agencies that submitted data to the FBI.

Read the full report here.

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