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Crime Rates in PA Down

Crimes reported overall in Pennsylvania are down for a second year in a row.
Crimes reported overall in Pennsylvania are down for a second year in a row.
 
The breakdown of reported Crime Index offenses for 2012 is as follows:
Murders increased 10.5% from 639 to 706;
Forcible rapes increased 1.1% to 3,366;
Robberies declined 2.5% to 15,732;
Aggravated assaults down 1.3% to 25,589;
Burglaries decreased 1.2% to 57,017;
Larcenies/thefts decreased 1.5% to 204,381;
Motor vehicle thefts fell 11.2% to 14,940; and
Arsons declined 2% to 1,741.
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