Violent and property crime rose for the second straight year, according to the U. S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics report issued yesterday.
In 2012, the violent crime rate jumped more than 15 percent, from 22.6 victimizations per 1,000 persons in 2011 to 26.1. The figures include estimates for rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault.
The property crime rate increased by more than 12 percent, from 138.7 per 1,000 households in 2011 to 155.8 in 2012. Property crime figures include estimates for burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft.