Spike in assaults leads to first U.S. violent crime increase in 20 years

By The Christian Science Monitor
Friday, October 19, 2012 10:31 EDT
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Spike in assaults leads US violent crime rate to first increase since ’93 (via The Christian Science Monitor)

A spike in the number of assaults last year is being blamed for driving up the violent crime rate in the United States, the first year-to-year increase in nearly 20 years. However crime experts say it is too early to determine if the Justice Department data represent a significant trend in violence…

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