Violent Crime Rate Dropped in 2006

Violent crimes dipped 1.8 percent from January to June last year, and property crimes fell by 2.6 percent, according to new numbers from the FBI. In cities with more than 1 million residents, murders dropped 6.5 percent and rapes declined by 14 percent. Interestingly, the homicide rate in suburbs rose by 5 percent.

Read a summary of the findings in the Washington Post, or see the full report here.

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