Crime declined during the first half of 2014, when compared to the first six months of 2013, according to the FBI.
The federal agency's Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report (UCR) is based on data from 11,009 law enforcement agencies.
Violent crime was down 4.6 percent between January and June 2014. The nation saw a 6 percent decline in total murders during that period, rapes declined 10.1 percent, aggravated assaults dropped by 1.6 percent and robbery offenses decreased 10.3 percent.
Property crimes also decreased by 7.5 percent between January and June 2014.
Read the full report HERE.