Insurers may appreciate the fact that, across the nation, there was a 6.2% decrease in the number of violent crimes and a 2.8% decline in the number of property crimes from January to June 2010.

Although the number of claims related to these figures is yet unknown, preliminary figures released last week by the FBI indicate that, as a whole, law enforcement agencies throughout the United States reported a decrease of 6.2% in the number of violent crimes brought to their attention for the first six months of 2010 when compared with figures reported for the same time in 2009. The violent crime category includes murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.

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