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Crime Rates Steady From 2004 to 2005

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Crime Rates Steady From 2004 to 2005

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Crime Rates Steady From 2004 to 2005

Crime Rates Steady From 2004 to 2005

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Crime rates for 2005 remained about the same as for 2004, according to a new report from the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics. The analysis also finds that the victim of a violent crime is half as likely to report the crime to police as a victim of theft.

The Justice Department figures show that a drop in theft helped the overall property crime rate decline in the period.

Robert Siegel talks to Shannon Catalano, the report's author.

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