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Thu Oct 20, 2016, 02:05 PM

Justice Department survey shows drop in violent crime from 2013 to 2015

Source: Reuters

U.S. | Thu Oct 20, 2016 | 10:52am EDT

Justice Department survey shows drop in violent crime from 2013 to 2015

A Department of Justice survey released on Thursday on criminal victimization in the United States showed a drop in violent crimes rates from 23.2 victims per 1,000 people in 2013 to 18.6 per 1,000 people 2015.

The survey by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, an agency of the Justice Department, found no statistically significant change in the rate of violent crime, which includes rape, assault and robbery, between 2014 and 2015.

Rape and sexual assaults increased from 284,350 in 2014 to 431,840 in 2015, the survey found.

The study was conducted by the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics, which collect information on nonfatal crimes by surveying U.S. households.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-justice-crime-idUSKCN12K1S2

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