2008 Crime in the United States report released

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The Department of Justice has released its 2008 Crime in the United States report.

The report notes that Nevada had a 15% decrease in homicides from 2007 (192) to 2008 (163).  The per capita rate dropped from 7.5 per 100,000 residents in 2007 to 6.3 in 2008, but remains above the national average of 5.4.  Violent crime as a whole dropped from 750 crimes per 100,000 residents in 2007 to 724 in 2008.  This reflects a 3.5 percent decline, but is still well above the national average of 454.

The report shows that the great majority of crimes in Nevada are in metropolitan areas.  Of Nevada's 163 homicides in 2008, 151 were in metropolitan areas, 3 were in cities outside of metropolitan areas and 9 were in nonmetropolitan counties.

Of Nevada's 163 murders, 93 were committed with firearms, 27 with knives, 35 with other weapons and 8 with hands, fists, feet, etc.

A detailed chart showing arrests by crime per state is also available.

The report has a large number of other tables and reports. 

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