FBI Says Violence Reports Declined Last Year

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Violent crime reported to law enforcement agencies decreased 1.4 percent last year, the FBI said today.

Given a .2 percent decrease in serious crimes overall, the report seems to allay fears that drops in the nation’s crime totals had bottomed out and were again on the rise. Property crime rates were flat, the FBI said.

Link: http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius_02/02prelimannual.pdf

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