FBI reports overall crime declined in first half of 2018

Nearly all offenses in the violent category declined

By Police1 Staff

WASHINGTON — The FBI released their Preliminary Semiannual Crime Statistics for 2018 on Monday, reporting an overall crime decline during the first half of last year.

The report shows a decline in both violent crime and property crime in 2018 when compared to stats from the first half of 2017. Nearly all offenses in the violent category declined. Robbery decreased by 12.5 percent, nonnegligent manslaughter and murder by 6.7 percent and aggravated assault declined by two percent.

However, rape increased by 0.6 percent.

Data from more than 14,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide was voluntarily submitted to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program to obtain this information

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