CRIME: Four a Minute

Crime is on the increase in the U.S., the FBI reported last week. Its records for 1952 show 2,036,510 major crimes (four a minute), up 8.5% over 1951, and the highest yearly total so far. The bureau's breakdown:

Felonious homicide (murder and willful or negligent manslaughter): 12,860, up 4.3% over 1951.

Rape (including statutory rape): 17,240. up 2.6%.

Aggravated assault (with intent to kill or maim): 87,930, up 11.8%.

Robbery: 58,140, up 11.6%.

Burglary: 442,760, up 8.7%.

Theft (except automobiles): 1,202,270 up 7-5%.

Automobile theft: 215,310, up 9.3%.


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