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Violent crimes decreased in 2010

Posted on May 23rd, 2011 No Comments

This morning, Federal Bureau of Investigation officials announced that violent crimes decreased in 2010.  The FBI gathers its data from 13,007 police department in the United States.

In total, violent crimes decreased by 5.5 percent across the country in 2010.  Furthermore, all four types of violent crime decreased.  Aggravated assaults decreased by 3.6 percent, forcible rapes decreased by 4.2 percent, armed robberies decreased by 9.5 percent, and non-negligent manslaughters decreased by 4.4 percent.

Within the different types of city groupings, cities with populations between 250,000 and 500,000 residents saw the largest drop in violent crimes of 6.9 percent.

If you have been charged with assault in Houston, contact the Houston assault defense lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. at 713-523-0404 today.