FBI Releases Crime Rate Stats

The FBI finally released the crime data for 2011.  The charts show the 5-year trend for the FBI defined definitions of Violent Crime and Property Crime.  Violent Crime includes murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.  Property Crime includes burglary, theft, and auto theft. 

I’m especially pleased that violent crime is trending downward even faster than other cities our size.  Preliminary numbers for this year show an uptick in simple assaults.  Most other crimes seem to be maintaining the same downward trend.