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FBI: Violent And Property Crime Down In Early 2011

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI says violent and property crimes reported to police are dropping despite tough economic times.

An FBI report out Monday says violent crimes reported in the first half of 2011 were down 6.4 percent compared to the first six months of 2010. The number of property crimes, including burglary, larceny and vehicle theft, decreased 3.7 percent.

All four offenses in the violent crime category -- murder and non-negligent homicide, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault -- decreased between the first half of 2010 and 2011. Robbery experienced the biggest drop of 7.7 percent.

The report is based on information from more than 12,500 law enforcement agencies. There were drops in every region of the country.

The data from Colorado shows that the City of Colorado Springs largely followed the national trends, but a significant number of categories in Pueblo went up.


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