US Violent Crime Climbs for First Time Since 1993
Assaults increase 22%: Justice department
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Oct 17, 2012 11:24 AM CDT
In this photo taken Jan. 12, 2012 inmates are seen in a recreation yard at the Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy, Calif.   (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

(Newser) – For the first time since 1993, America's violent crime rate has increased—thanks to an increased rate of assaults, CNN reports. Assaults climbed 22% last year, Justice department figures show; 2010 saw assaults at a record low. In 2011, assault victims accounted for 22.5 people per 1,000, compared to 19.3 the year before. Some 3.9 million attacks qualified as simple assaults, with no weapon and only minor injuries; 1.8 million were considered serious violent crime, including rape, sexual assault, aggravated assault, and robbery. The numbers of white, Hispanic, and young male victims in the serious assault group climbed, while numbers of blacks and young women did not.

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reallybig
Oct 17, 2012 6:54 PM CDT
Folks is the black quite riot that Obama shouted about in 2007 ... now becoming a black quite violent crime-wave? .... Will we again see Al Sharpton's racist mobs marching again, blaming whites for the violence that blacks commit? ... and will we ever hear Obama say, a white victim could have been his son, or relative? ...... as he said about Martin?
john09
Oct 17, 2012 12:57 PM CDT
I think we all know who is most responsible for this bump in crime. Do I have to spell it out? N I * * * *S. That's correct. Nitwits.
doctordo
Oct 17, 2012 12:28 PM CDT
You haven't seen anything yet. Just wait until term two of the liberal commie obama...Mark my words!!