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Violent crime down 6.4 percent in U.S. in 2011

By Agence France-Presse
Monday, December 19, 2011 13:01 EDT
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The number of violent crimes reported in the United States fell 6.4 percent in the first six months of 2011 compared to the same period last year, the FBI reported Monday.

The US law enforcement agency’s preliminary semiannual crime report, based on information from more than 12,500 local police agencies, found declines in homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault.

The number of murders and other homicides, excluding negligent homicide, was down 5.7 percent, and the number of rapes fell 5.1 percent. Robbery declined 7.7 percent, and aggravated assault decreased 5.9 percent.

For property crimes, the number of burglary offenses declined 2.2 percent, larceny-theft dropped 4.0 percent, and motor vehicle theft fell 5.0 percent.

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