Phoenix, Other AZ Cities Showed Rise in Violent Crime in First Half of 2011; Rates Fell in Most U.S. Cities

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The latest FBI crime report shows violent crime was on the increase in most Arizona cities for the first half of 2011, even as the rate of such crimes fell nationwide.

Phoenix's violent crime rate went up 2 percent in the first six months of the year, (from 3,188 reported incidents in the same time frame in 2010 to 3,888), the report shows.

Before you panic and buy a third gun, though, consider that the rate in Phoenix has essentially remained flat if you take the population increase into account. The population went up about 2 percent from April of 2010 to the end of August.

This still ain't good news, of course. It seems that in Arizona, there are fewer appeals to what author Steven Pinker calls the "Better Angels of Our Nature."

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Phoenix is seeing more murders, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults.

Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Surprise, Tempe and Tucson, also saw increases in the rate of violent crimes.

The violent-crime rate went down for Gilbert, Peoria and Scottsdale.

See the FBI's full news release and report here.

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Wonder how long it'll take the hillbillys to blame it on "Them Messicans"

Hell 2% doesn't even take in all the criminal acts of the MCSO.


Phoenix's population increased by more than 1.8% over the year.  A growing city has more of everything -- run for the hills!


I think it's because Goofy  Wussie Males Who Lovingly Lick Cocks are busy posting idiotic comments on the PNT blogs.


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