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According to the report, violent crime in the U.S. showed an overall increase of 5.3 percent. Each of the offenses in the violent crime category—murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, aggravated assault, and robbery—experienced increases: aggravated assaults were up 6.5 percent; murders increased 5.2 percent; rapes (legacy definition) were up 4.4 percent and rapes (revised definition) increased 3.5 percent; and robberies were up 3.2 percent.
And while property crime as a whole was down 0.6 percent (burglaries decreased 3.4 percent and larceny-thefts were down 0.8 percent), motor vehicle thefts increased by 6.6 percent.
originally posted by: IkNOwSTuff
Well I guess thats one less argument in the gun lovers arsenal.
Is this the first year these stats went up? from what Ive been hearing on here crime stats have been declining since the 70's.
If this is in fact the first time the stats have increased from one year to the next in decades what do you think the major contributing factors were?