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FBI releases crime statistics, violent crime rate increases in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The number of violent crimes rose in Jonesboro in 2013 compared to the previous year, according to the FBI's Crime in the United States report released Monday.

According to the numbers, the violent crime rate in Jonesboro jumped from 428 violent crimes per 100,000 residents to 440 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

Meanwhile, property crimes decreased despite an increasing population. There were 2,995 property crimes reported in Jonesboro in 2013. In 2012, there were 3,157 property crimes in Jonesboro.

Click here for city-specific numbers reported to the FBI.

Nationally, the number of violent crimes in 2013 decreased 4.4% compared to 2012. Property crimes also decreased by about the same margin, 4.1%.

“The crime statistics report, issued by the Bureau's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, contains voluntarily submitted data from 18,415 city, county, state, tribal, campus, and federal law enforcement agencies on specific crimes brought to their attention,” the FBI's release stated. “They include the violent crimes of murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, and the property crimes of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.”

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