Violent Crimes In The U.S. Decline For First Time In Years

June 10, 2008

According to a report put out by the FBI on Monday, violent crimes decreased in the U.S. for the first time in years, dropping by 1.4%..Boston (ChattahBox) – According to a report put out by the FBI on Monday, violent crimes decreased in the U.S. for the first time in years, dropping by 1.4%.

Over the past two years, the violent crime rate in the U.S. has steadily increased. In 2007 though, it decreased quite a bit, and across the board.

A violent crime can be split up into four categories, explained below, but mainly focus on rape, murder, etc.

All four of the violent crime categories declines in the U.S. in 2007.

The first category, rape, decreased by 4.3%. Following that, manslaughter and murder dropped by 2.7%.

The third group, robberies and aggravated assaults, dropped by 1.2%, while property crimes saw a decrease of 2.1%.

Violent crimes in the biggest cities dropped significantly, while the numbers were much smaller outside of the cities.


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