US Justice Dept ensigniaViolent crime and property crime rates continued to fall across the US, according to preliminary crime statistics from the Justice Department.

Reports of violent crime decreased 6.2 percent and property-crime reports were down 2.8 percent across the United States in the first six months of 2010, compared with the same period a year earlier, the Justice Department said on Monday.

This follows a three-year trend of decreasing crime rates despite a sagging economy.

(READ the article in the Washington Post)

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