Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law

OSJCL Amici Board of Advisors

OSJCL Amici: Views from the Field

Violent Crime Fell in 2007 from Previous Year

On September 15, 2008, the FBI released statistics suggesting that violent crime in the United States fell slightly last year, reversing the upward wing of the previous two years. About 1.4 million violent crimes occurred in 2007, down 0.7 percent from 2006. More specifically, murder fell by 0.6 percent, rape by 2.5 percent, robbery by 0.5 percent and aggravated assault by 0.6 percent.



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