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FBI crime stats look good for Virginia

The latest statistics from the FBI show that Virginia was the fourth-safest state in the nation in 2012 — that is, we had the fourth-lowest rate of violent crime.

Virginia reported 190.1 incidents of violent crime per 100,000 inhabitants (a standard measure of crime). Only Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire had lower rates.

"Violent crime" means murder, rape, robber, and assault; we were ranked #21 in murder, #4 in rape,  #13 in robbery, and #5 in assault. So… good on us! (Except for the murder thing. We should try to do better there.)

How about non-violent "property" crime? More good news. Virginia was ranked ninth in the nation overall (Puerto Rico was ranked best), and #7 in vehicle theft (Vermont was #1).

In fact, get this: Only Virginia and Idaho were in the top ten for (lack of) both violent crime and property crime.

Oh, and our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.? It had the worst record for violent crime and the worst record on property crime — beating out the 50 states and Puerto Rico.

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