Violent Crimes Continue to Fall

Perhaps we’re all just learning to get along: violent crimes in the U.S. have dropped for the fourth year in a row, according to a recent FBI report. Robbery decreased the most of all violent crimes, followed by rape, murder, nonnegligent manslaughter, and aggravated assault. Property crimes also continued to slip for the eighth consecutive year. Many law-enforcement agencies are shrinking along with the crime rate, meaning the remaining officers and civilian employees are handling more work with smaller staffs.