Obama Administration: Crime Rising Again
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I posted this a month ago, but it's worth bringing up again with the current interest in crime. 
For Second Consecutive Year, Violent And Property Crime Rates Increased In 2012  
By Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs  
Published: Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 - 7:05 am  
Violent and property crime rates rose for U.S. residents in 2012, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. These estimates are based on data from the annual National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) which has collected information from victims of crime age 12 or older since 1973.
It's not a huge change, but it's unsettling after we were getting used to the good news on crime during the first couple of years of the recession. You can read my discussion of the numbers here.
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