Murder Rate Highest in South; Northeast has Sharpest Decline

On November 10 the Justice Department released its annual Uniform Crime Report for 2013. The report revealed an overall decline of 5.2% in the national murder rate. The Northeast had the lowest murder rate — 3.5 murders per 100,000 people — and the sharpest decline from last year. The South again had the highest murder rate (5.3).
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