Great news! The FBI released its annual crime report and crime rates are down nationwide. One would think that the terrible economy would lead to more crime, not less. The FBI report shows clearly that this is not the case and that crime is continuing to decrease each year.
Digging into the report a little further shows that the property crime rate in Portland dropped even more than the national average. Property crimes dropped 10.1% in Portland versus a 4.6% decline nationally. The property crime rate in Portland hasn’t been that low since 1966. Violent crimes dropped 2.1% in Portland versus 5.3% nationally.
It’s refreshing to see that the economy hasn’t stopped the trend of decreasing crime in the United States. Let’s hope the trend continues.