FBI Report Says What You Probably Already Knew

By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee December 21, 2009

Crime in Seattle is up.

From the Seattle Times:

Property crimes (burglary, larceny, theft and car theft) in Seattle also rose approximately 4.5 percent during the first half of the year with 16,325 incidents, compared to 15,629 incidents during the first half of 2008.

The number of murders, rapes and auto thefts in Seattle all declined during the first six months of 2009 compared to the previous year, but robberies, aggravated assaults and thefts all increased. The number of arsons nearly doubled in 2008, while reports of burglaries in the city remained virtually unchanged.

Nationwide, violent crime dropped 4.4 percent and property crimes decreased 6.1 percent in January through June of 2009 compared to the same period in 2008, according to the FBI report.

You can read the FBI report here.

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