Crime in the United States
September 23, 2011
Violent crime in the United States is down for the fourth year in a row.
Mollie Halpern: Violent crime in the United States is down for the fourth year in a row. I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau, and this is FBI, This Week.
The FBI’s annual Crime in the United States report shows violent crimes in 2010 dropped 6 percent compared to the previous year’s figure. Property crime also decreased for the eighth straight year, falling 2.7 percent. David Cuthbertson, the assistant director of the Criminal Justice Information Services Division…
David Cuthbertson: I think you could attribute the reduction in crime across the board to very effective policing. This country has very, very effective law enforcement at the state, local, federal, and tribal level.
Halpern: The FBI compiles the data from more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies from across the country.
Cuthbertson: The FBI, in conjunction with our law enforcement partners, certainly will not rest on our laurels as we see crime go down. We will continue the fight to make this country as safe as we possibly can.
Halpern: For more information, visit www.FBI.gov. That’s what’s happening at the FBI, This Week.
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