Numbers: Jun. 25, 2001

CRIME Is it up or down? A recent FBI study claimed that violent crime remained steady after an almost decade-long decline, but a new report shows a big drop

15% Decrease in violent crime last year, says Bureau of Justice Statistics

0.1% Increase in violent crime last year, according to the FBI

14% Decrease in motor-vehicle theft, according to BJS figures

2.7% Increase in motor-vehicle theft, according to the FBI

Sources: Los Angeles Times; Associated Press

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