Crime reported to law enforcement rises
by Associated Press Wire
January 14, 2013 11:30 AM | 352 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of violent crimes and property crimes reported to police rose in the first half of last year compared with the same period in 2011.

The preliminary data compiled by the FBI shows that violent crime rose 1.9 percent and that property crime was up 1.5 percent.

The number of murders was down 1.7 percent and the number of rapes decreased 1.4 percent. However, robbery offenses increased 2 percent and aggravated assault was up by 2.3 percent.

There were increases in all three categories of property crime — burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft.

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