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Crime Report Released

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Crime Report Released

The Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Nebraska Crime Commission) just released their report on criminal stats for 2012. Executive Director Mike Behm says they look at many different categories.

In the property crime category burglary increased 2%, larceny-theft increased 1%, motor vehicle theft increased 2% and arson up 7%. There were 78,637 arrests made in Nebraska in 2012, a decrease of 4% from 2011 figures. Behm says in the violent crime category that includes murder-manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault there was a 4-percent increase in 2012.

Those wanting more information or to see a county by county breakdown of statistics can log on to “ncc.state.ne.us”.

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