Violent crime in US increases for second year running: FBI Brett Murphy at 12:47 PM ET
[JURIST] Violent crime in the US has increased for the second year in a row, according to the 2006 Crime in the United States report [text; press release] released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation [official website] Monday. The FBI reported that violent crime rose by 1.9 percent in 2006, with the homicide rate increasing 1.8 percent and the number of robberies increasing by 7.2 percent. There were some violent crimes that declined in 2006, including the estimated number of rapes, which declined by 2 percent. In contrast to the violent crime statistics, FBI data showed an overall decline in the amount of property crime by a measure of 2.8 percent.
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