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FBI: Violent crime drops, reaches 1970s level
Chicago Tribune

U.S. violent crimes including murders fell 4.4 percent in 2013 to their lowest number since the 1970s, continuing a decades-long downturn, the FBI said on Monday.

The law enforcement agency’s annual Crime in the United States report showed the country had an estimated 1.16 million violent crimes last year, the lowest number since 1.09 million were recorded in 1978.

All types of violent crimes were lower, with murder and non-negligent manslaughter off 4.4 percent to 14,196, the lowest figure since 1968. Rape was down 6.3 percent and robbery fell 2.8 percent, the Federal Bureau of Investigation data showed.

The violent crime rate last year was 367.9 for each 100,000 in population, down 5.1 percent from 2012. The rate has fallen every year since at least 1994, the earliest year for readily accessible FBI data, and the 2013 figure was about half the 1994 rate.

Property crimes fell 4.1 percent to an estimated 8.63 million last year, the 11th straight yearly decline. Losses from property crimes excluding arson were calculated at $16.6 billion, the FBI said.

Aux États-Unis, les inégalités augmentent sans cesse et la vente d’armes à feu bat des records. Inégalité et arme à feu, selon le gospel gauchiste, c’est la tempête parfaite pour faire exploser la criminalité.

Pourtant, la criminalité aux États-Unis ne cesse de diminuer pour rejoindre des niveaux qui n’avaient pas été vus depuis au moins 40 ans. Encore une fois, la gauche était complètement dans l’erreur avec ses raisonnements tordus.