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FBI Releases 2012 Crime Statistics

The FBI estimated that in 2012, the number of violent crimes increased 0.7 percent, according to the figures released today. However, property crimes decreased 0.9 percent, marking the 10th straight year of declines for these offenses, collectively.

The 2012 statistics show that the estimated rate of violent crime was 386.9 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants, and the property crime rate was 2,859.2 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants. While the violent crime rate remained virtually unchanged when compared to the 2011 rate, the property crime rate declined 1.6 percent. Full Article

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This report doesn’t really apply to this forum. OF all it says, only at one spot does it note anything related to sex offenses, that being forcible rape, which was up by 0.2% over the previous year. I note, these kid of statistics can be interpreted and ballied about in various ways, according to what you want them to be. Frankly, you could argue that with all the SOR going on, if forcible rape is up anyway, then SOR doesn’t work. Of course, those who want SOR will say that the statistics show more and harsher steps are needed. (Guess… Read more »

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