Pennsylvania crime rate drops in 2012
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, 9:39 p.m.
Pennsylvania's overall crime rate decreased by 1.2 percent last year and the number of violent crimes such as murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assaults dipped 1.4 percent, the state police said on Friday.
A total of 917,029 crimes were reported to the state police in 2012 through the Uniform Crime Reporting system, compared with 928,145 crimes reported in 2011.
The sharpest drop in crime was for motor vehicle thefts, which fell by 11.2 percent, followed by a 2.5 percent decrease in robberies.
While the overall rate of violent crimes went down, the murder rate increased 10.5 percent and the number of rapes went up by 1.1 percent.
To see details from the 2012 Uniform Crime Report, go to: http://bit.ly/WWi6Dn.
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