(WASHINGTON) -- The FBI has released their preliminary crime data for the first six months of 2010, finding that crime is down overall. The preliminary figures for the entire year of 2010 will be released in late spring 2011.
Some of the preliminary findings include:
* Reported incidents of violent crime as a whole decreased in all four regions of the country -- falling 0.2 percent in the Northeast, 7.2 percent in the Midwest, 7.8 percent in the South and 7.2 percent in the West.
* In the Northeast, reported incidents of murder were up 5.7 percent, forcible rapes were up 1.1 percent and aggravated assaults were up 2.4 percent.
* Reported incidents of property crime as a whole declined in all four regions of the country -- dropping 0.2 percent in the Northeast, 2.5 percent in the Midwest, 3.6 percent in the South and 3.1 percent in the West.
* In the Northeast, however, reported incidents of burglary rose 3.9 percent.
* Population-wise, cities with 500,000 to 999,999 residents saw the greatest decline in reported violent crimes, 8.3 percent, and in property crimes, 4.8 percent.
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