Violent crime in the U.S. fell by 5.5 percent.

Author:Scafuri, Jenna
Position:Inter Alia - Brief article
 
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Violent crime in the U.S. fell by 5.5 percent and property crime by 4.9 percent in 2009, according to an analysis based on the FBI's Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report released by the Justice Policy Institute (JPI). The analysis stated that the 2009 drop in crime also coincided with a decrease in prison growth rates from previous years. "The FBI's report shows that we can improve public safety and put fewer people in prisons, which means savings for taxpayers in addition to...

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