FBI: Violent crime rises - New York News

FBI: Violent crime rises

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Newly released statistics from the FBI show that while the numbers of murders and rape are down nationally, other types of violent crime is on the rise.

The data is compiled from the first six months of 2012.

It shows that violent crime increased 1.9 percent nationally when compared to the same period of 2011.

The biggest increase came in aggravated assault, where offenses jumped 2.3 percent.  Robberies were up 2 percent in the same time period.

There was better news when it came to murder.  The number dropped 1.7 percent.  Rapes were down 1.4 percent.

The number of property crimes increased 1.5 percent for the same time frame.

Violent crime was up in most cities.  The biggest jump came in cities with populations of 250,000 to 499,999.  The FBI says crime jumped 4.7 percent in cities that size.  Only cities with fewer than 10,000 residents saw a drop in violent crime.

The report was based on information from more than 13,300 law enforcement agencies.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Hope's Land of Candy

    Hope's Land of Candy

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:13:34 GMT
    Step through the doors of Hope's Land of Candy in Island Park, Long Island and you''ll be taking a trip back in time. There's no WIFI but they do have a Victrola piano. And then there's the candy.. lots and lots of it.
    Step through the doors of Hope's Land of Candy in Island Park, Long Island and you''ll be taking a trip back in time. There's no WIFI but they do have a Victrola piano. And then there's the candy.. lots and lots of it.
  • Subway bedbug infestations on the rise

    Subway bedbug infestations on the rise

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:48:09 GMT
    It appears the subway bedbug problem we've been reporting is getting worse. Commuters already have to contend with sweltering platforms, scurrying rats and packed train cars, and now there's another transit woe: fear of bedbugs.
    It appears the subway bedbug problem we've been reporting is getting worse. Commuters already have to contend with sweltering platforms, scurrying rats and packed train cars, and now there's another transit woe: fear of bedbugs.
  • West Indian Day Parade steps off amid shootings

    West Indian Day Parade steps off amid shootings

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:05:47 GMT
    The West Indian Day Parade is supposed to be a time of fun and excitement in celebration of Caribbean culture. However, several shootings near the parade has turned it into a day of tragedy for some.
    The West Indian Day Parade is supposed to be a time of fun and excitement in celebration of Caribbean culture. However, several shootings near the parade has turned it into a day of tragedy for some.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices