Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Violent crime up in US

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released the preliminary Uniform Crime Report for 2005. This annual report shows that across the US violent crime increased 2.5% in 2005 in comparison to 2004. This is the preliminary report, so there is no specific data on Colorado, but violent crime went up 1.9% in the west. The Midwest had the largest increase, with a 5.7% increase overall. If you would like to see more detailed tables for 1995-2004, check out the FBI's Uniform Crime Report, when the final 2005 report comes out it will be on this page. If you are interested in additional crime statistics, check out our subject guide. If you would like to see the Washington Post's take on this release, you can read "Violent Crime Rises in the US."

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