OSBI: Violent Crime Rates Down, Despite Rise In Murders

Friday, October 5th 2012, 9:17 pm
By: News On 6

The OSBI releases new information about the latest crime trends in Oklahoma.

Violent crime is down, despite a spike in the number of murders in.

Murders went up 15% in 2011, but the overall violent crime rate for murders, rape, assaults, and robberies was down 1.6%.

Auto theft went up almost 10%.

More than $213 million in stolen property was reported in 2011, and only a fraction of that was recovered.

The OSBI reports only 17.7% of the crimes reported in 2011 were solved, or "cleared." The clearance rate was down from 2010.

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