Gov't numbers suggest a two-decade slide in crime may be approaching an end

  • by: PETE YOST , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 24, 2013 - 12:10 PM

WASHINGTON — The violent crime rate went up 15 percent last year, and the property crime rate rose 12 percent, the government said Thursday, signs that the nation may be seeing the last of the substantial declines in crime of the past two decades.

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