"According to our just-released Crime in the United States, 2011 report, the estimated number of violent crimes reported to law enforcement (1,203,564) decreased for the fifth year in a row, while the estimated number of property crimes reported to law enforcement (9,063,173) decreased for the ninth year in a row." Violent Crime:
- "The South, the most populous region in the country, accounted for 41.3 percent of all violent crimes (lesser volumes of 22.9 percent were attributed in the West, 19.5 percent in the Midwest, and 16.2 percent in the Northeast).
- Aggravated assaults accounted for the highest number of estimated violent crimes reported to law enforcement at 62.4 percent.
- Firearms were used in 67.8 percent of the nationís murders, 41.3 percent of robberies, and 21.2 percent of aggravated assaults...