Crime shows a decrease

  • Graphic by: MARK BOSWELL
  • Updated: January 12, 2009 - 9:59 PM

Preliminary figures indicate that, as a whole, law enforcement agencies throughout the Nation reported a decrease of 3.5 percent in the number of violent crimes brought to their attention for the first six months of 2008 when compared with figures reported for the same time in 2007. Property crimes in the U.S. decreased 2.5 percent over the same period.