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FBI: Crime Rates Fall

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By Admin on January 07, 2008 11:00 AM

Crime rates in the first half of 2007 dropped nationwide for the first time in two years, according to the Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report, released Monday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The FBI finds that overall, law enforcement agencies nationwide reported a decrease of 1.8 percent in the number of violent crimes in the first half of 2007 when compared with figures reported for the first six months of 2006. The largest cities in the nation -- those with a population over 1 million -- experienced the most signficant drop in violent crimes like murder and assualt, while violent crime rose in non-metropolitan counties and smaller cities.