Va. violent crime down in 2009, report says
State police say Virginia saw declines in violent crimes and other offenses in 2009.
The Virginia State Police's 2009 Crime in Virginia report says violent crimes fell by 9.7 percent compared to 2008. Motor vehicle and other property thefts and drug offenses also decreased, the report said.
Juvenile arrests also declined but adult arrests increased, according to the report.
Juvenile arrests for violent crimes and other serious offenses fell by 4.1 percent, according to the report, while arrests for trespassing, bad checks and other lesser offenses dropped by 13.9 percent.
Adult arrests for serious offenses increased by 3.9 percent, the report said.
Arrests for less serious offenses rose by 5 percent, according to the report, while total arrests increased by 2.9 percent, from 339,189 in 2008 to 345,884 in 2009.
-- Associated Press
Washington Post Editors
May 7, 2010; 8:05 AM ET
Categories: Crime Statistics , Virginia
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