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Crime Rates Down In Indiana

Last updated on Wednesday, September 15, 2010

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - Crime rates in Indiana stayed essentially flat last year, according to the FBI’s annual report.

The number of violent crimes in Indiana was up 6/10 of a percent, thanks to an increase in assaults.

Murders, rapes and robberies were all down.

But the per capita violent crime rate was down 2/10 of a percent.

Property crimes were down 6%.

The state had 17 fewer murders, with Indianapolis and Gary accounting for just under half the total of 310.

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