Milwaukee 2007 Crime Statistics

The United States has a robust criminal justice system to combat crime. Law enforcement officers, courts, watchdog groups, education and advocacy groups, as well as many other entities work diligently and cooperatively to fight crime and reduce it as much as possible. Though the likelihood of eliminating all crime is very unlikely, the United States has had significant recent successes in reducing crime.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) compiles crime statistics annually. It found that the first 6 months of 2007 saw a notable reduction in crime compared to the first six month of 2006; both violent crime and property crime dropped by 1.8% and 2.6%, respectively. All four regions experience a drop in violent crime; as for property crime, three regions saw decreases while the South saw a small increase.

Nationwide, murder fell 1.1%, rape 6.1%, robbery 1.2%, and assault 1.7%. All subsections of property crime saw decreases in cities with populations of 1 million or more: murder, 6.5%; rape, 14.2%; robbery, 4.3%; and assault, 3.3%. Even arson, which is considered neither a property nor a violent crime, dropped 9.7%.

While the United States did experience aggregate reduction in crime, some subsections of crime did see increases. For example, in cities that have over 1 million residents, burglaries increased 3.5%. Also, some counties and cities saw notable increases in violent crimes and murder rates.

Nonetheless, on the whole the United States has seen propitious changes to crime rates across the nation.

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Despite the impressive track record in fighting crime in the U.S., sometimes people are wrongly charged with crimes that they did not actually commit. If you have been charged with a crime, contact the Milwaukee criminal defense attorneys of Kohler Hart Powell, SC by calling (414) 271-9595.