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09-12-2004, 06:13 PM #1
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US Crime Rate lowest in history.
Sep 12, 6:07 PM (ET)
By CURT ANDERSON
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's crime rate last year held steady at the lowest levels since the government began surveying crime victims in 1973, the Justice Department reported Sunday.
The study was the latest contribution to a decade-long trend in which violent crime as measured by victim surveys has fallen by 55 percent and property crime by 49 percent. That has included a 14 percent drop in violent crime from 2000-2001 to 2002-2003.
"The rates are the lowest experienced in the last 30 years," Justice Department statistician Shannan Catalona said in the report. "Crime rates have stabilized."
How's the crime rate in the UK and Australia? Going up or going down? Hmmm.