Crime Rates Declined During 2009, Following the General Trend of the Last Decade

The rate of violent crime and property crime has continually dropped over the last ten years, including I 2009. The number of violent crimes dropped from 19 per 1,000 persons to 17, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. This part of the U.S. Department of Justice creates statistical studies of the national crime rates […]

FBI Releases 2009 Crime Statistics

On Monday, the FBI released the estimated violent crime figures for 2009.  For the third straight year, the number of violent crimes fell, and for the seventh straight year, the number of property crimes fell. The estimated statistics from 2009 show that violent crimes fell by 5.3%, while property crimes dropped by 4.6% across the […]

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