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09-20-11, 08:02 AM #1
Violent crime dropped 13.4% since 2001Despite difficult economic conditions, the 2010 figures show a continuing decline in violent incidents nationwide, which have been dropping annually since 2006.
There were slightly fewer than 1.25 million violent crimes in the United States in 2010, a 6% decline from calendar year 2009.
Since 2001, violent incidents have now dropped 13.4%.
This past year the closely watched murder totals dropped about 4.2%, from 15,399 in 2009 to 14,748 in 2010. The FBI says despite the improvement, a murder occurs in the United States every 35 minutes.Among reasons cited in conversations with CNN were an aging population, stepped-up community policing practices, local and federal government programs targeted at youths and programs aimed at newly released prison parolees.
09-20-11, 02:01 PM #2
I can't tell.Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
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