Virginia Sees Decrease in Violent Crime in 2013

By: WHSV Newsroom
By: WHSV Newsroom

Violent and property crimes went down in Virginia last year, compared to 2012, according to a new report.

State police released the annual statewide crime report, which showed violent crime down by 1.6 percent.

Property crime also decreased by 3.9 percent from 2012, while the homicide rate remained steady at 3.8 percent per 100,000 people.

On the other hand, fraud went up 7.6 percent and drug offenses increased for the fourth year in a row, this time by 3.8 percent from 2012. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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