Number of crimes in the US

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How many crimes are there in the US?

1203564 violent crimes and 9063173 property crimes

According to a report released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the estimated number of violent crimes in 2011 reported to law enforcement was of 1,203,564.  The number has decreased for the fifth year in a row.  Moreover, the estimated number of property crimes reported to law enforcement was 9,063,173.  It also has decreased for the ninth year in a row.  The report mentions also that firearms were used in 67.8 percent of the nation’s murders, 41.3 percent of robberies, and 21.2 percent of aggravated assaults.  It is important to know that in the South, the most populous region in the country, take place 41.3 percent of all violent crimes.

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