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CHICO, Calif. - For the second consecutive year, the estimated number of violent crimes in the nation decreased when compared with the previous year’s statistics, according to FBI figures released today.
In 2018, violent crime was down 3.3 percent from the 2017 number. Property crimes also dropped 6.3 percent, marking the 16th consecutive year the collective estimates for these offenses declined. Robbery offenses fell 12.0 percent, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter offenses fell 6.2 percent, and the estimated volume of aggravated assault offenses decreased 0.4 percent. The estimated volume of rape (revised definition) offenses increased by 2.7 percent.
There were an estimated 1,206,836 violent crimes nationwide in 2018.
Action News Now also looked at crime statistics in Chico from 2018 to 2019. Violent crimes fell 10%, from 376 to 338. Property crimes are down 1%, from 1,437 to 1,419. Between January to July, violent crimes were down in Chico nearly every month compared to last year. April saw the biggest drop in violent crime at 26%. June saw a slight 3% spike.
Action News Now reached out to Redding Police for their crime statistics. They were unavailable for comment.