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  • U.S. violent crime down for fifth straight year

    CNN - 10/29/2012

    Violent crime in the United States fell for the fifth consecutive year in 2011 with murder, rape and robbery all going down, although crime remains a serious problem in many urban areas, the FBI said on Monday.

    James Alan Fox, a criminologist at Northeastern University, said crime has continued to decline from a peak in the 1990s but now is decreasing at a slower rate.

    “I call it the limbo stick effect,” Fox said. ” You can only go so low. You’re never going to get down to zero crime.”