Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Huntsville: Violent Crimes Down, Rapes Increase

Violent crimes have decreased in Huntsville

Article Excerpt: "... New numbers show violent crimes are down in Huntsville ..."

Reference: www.waff.com

Isn't rape considered a violent crime? According to the FBI website (https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/violent-crime/violent-crime), "In the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Violent crimes are defined in the UCR Program as those offenses which involve force or threat of force."