Serious Crimes Decline for 1998, FBI Report Shows: District's Only Increase Is Rape Cases
Seper, Jerry, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
Incidents of serious crime - murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, larceny, vehicle theft and arson - decreased nationwide by 5 percent during the first six months of 1998, compared with the same period last year, the FBI says.
In releasing preliminary figures from its Uniform Crime Reporting program yesterday, the FBI said the drop resulted from an overall 7 percent decline in the number of reported violent crimes - murder, rape, robbery and assault - and a 5 percent drop in reports of property crimes.
The FBI said decreases were recorded for each of the violent crimes: 11 percent for robbery, 8 percent for murder, and 5 percent for aggravated assault and …
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