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FBI Releases Crime Statistics for 2006

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By Admin on June 04, 2007 10:26 AM

Nationwide, violent crime in the U.S. increased 1.3 percent and property crime decreased 2.9 percent over 2005, according to the 2006 Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report, a preliminary report showing crime-related statistics for 2006, released Monday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Robbery showed the sharpest increase of all reported crimes, with an increase of 6 percent over 2005. Statistics were collected from more than 11,700 law enforcement agencies nationwide, in order to help law enforcement, legislators, and communities better understand and fight crime. In September, the FBI will release a comprehensive report on crime statistics for 2006.