Violent crime in Arizona rose 13% in 2016, while property crime declined

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The violent crime rate in Arizona rose 13 percent in 2016, making it the highest violent crime rate the city has seen in nearly a decade, according to the latest Unified Crime Report data from the FBI.

While the violent crime rate in the state has increased for another year, the bureau found that the rate is still 34 percent less than the highest violent crime rate in Arizona’s history, which was 715 violent offenses per 100,000 residents in 1993.

More specifically, the rates for murder, rape, robbery and assault have all increased in Arizona over 2015, the FBI found.

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