Virginia Crime Report Released Monday

Violent Crime and Property Crime decreased from last year in Virgina.

Virginia experienced a decreased in both violent crime and property crime last year.

The Virginia State Police released the annual statewide crime report Monday. It shows that violent crime declined by 1.6 percent, while property crime was down 3.9 percent from 2012.

The homicide rate remained about the same at 3.84 per 100,000 residents.

Vehicle thefts and attempted thefts decreased 6 percent and robbery decreased 3.7 percent.

However, fraud offenses increased by 7.6 percent and drug offenses increased  for the fourth year in a row, this time by 3.8 percent.

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