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FBI: Violent crime rises

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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.

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