Violent crime down 6.2%

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    (CNN) -- Violent crime in the United States dropped markedly in the first half of 2010, according to FBI statistics released Monday.

    Overall violent crime fell 6.2% from the same period last year, according to the report, and the new numbers include a 7.1% decrease in homicide.

    The statistics were released in the first official report on crime for 2010, and are viewed as encouraging by the FBI, which compiles crime reports from law enforcement agencies across the nation. In recent years, figures for the first half of the year have proved to be a good indicator of crime levels for the full year.

    Robberies during the period were down 10.7%, motor vehicle thefts and arson declined 9.7%, rapes were down 6.2%, aggravated assaults were down 3.9%, and burglaries dropped 1.4%.

    FBI Report: Violent crime down 6.2% in first half of 2010 - CNN.com
     
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    Anyone want to hazzard a guess as to the net change in the number of guns over the last year? Are there more or fewer?
     
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    So much for the meme that poverty is a predictor of crime.
     
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    If my stores are any indication.....

    Far, FAR more :)
     
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    Violent crime is down because of an aging population, better law enforcement, and a more equitable society.

    Violent crime is at its lowest level in 40 years.
     
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    Good news.
     
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    Indeed.
    So... more guns = more crime?
     

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