I just read an article on Securitymagazine.com that you may be interested in. The article summarizes the recent increases in the violent crime and property crime rates nationwide, respectively. Each rate has been declining for several years before 2011, when the violent crime rate increased by 17% and the property crime rate increased by 11%. Other findings include: an increase in the domestic violence rate and the fact that urban area residents faced the highest total violent victimization rate.
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Violent Crime Rate Increased By 17 Percent in 2011 – Are You Surprised?