Monday, May 24, 2010

FBI Releases Crime Statistics For 2009 - Drop Seen

The Federal Bureau of Investigation today released its annual report on crime statistics for 2009 indicating a drop in both violent and property crimes, which includes larceny/theft cases. According to the preliminary report, violent crime in the US decreased 5.5 percent and property crime declined 4.9 percent from 2009 over the prior year. The report, entitled Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report, runs counter to conventional wisdom, which would suggest that crimes of all types, including and especially white collar (property) crimes, would increase during economic down turns. Given that 2009 appears to have been the toughest year economically in decades, one would expect higher crime rates compared to 2008 (although that was not a great year either).

Read about the report here.

Read the full report here.

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