Violent Crime Rate Down in U.S. for Third Year in a Row

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Violent crime declined for third straight year.

The violent crime rate in the United States went down in 2009 for the third year in a row and the property crime rate fell for the seventh consecutive year, the FBI reported Monday. The decline last year amounted to 5.5% for violent crime compared to 2008 and the rate for property crime was down 4.9%.

 

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