Image description: This infographic created by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) illustrates the percentage change in several categories of violent crimes and property crimes in the United States in 2011 versus 2010.
Overall, violent crime fell 4.0% and property crime 0.8% from 2010 to 2011. Violent crime in the U.S. is down over 13% in the last ten years. The statistics are from the upcoming Uniform Crime Report for 2011. The FBI provides crime statistics in several categories going back to the 1990s.
The infographic reads, “Crime By the Numbers. According to preliminary UCR statistics, reported violent crimes and property crimes in the U.S. were down for 2011.
Forcible Rape: -4.0%
Aggravated assault: -4.0%
Motor vehicle theft: -3.3%