WASHINGTON (CBS News) -- The FBI reported Monday that the estimated number of violent crimes in the United States fell in 2010, the fourth consecutive year of decline.
Property crimes also fell for the eighth straight year.
The data was part of the FBI's annual report, Crime in the United States, a compilation of offense and arrest data as reported by law enforcement agencies that take part in the Justice Department's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program.
Crime in the United States - 2010 (FBI)
The UCR program collects and analyzes data on murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.
The program also collects arrest data for these and other offenses.
Last year 18,108 municipal, county, university and college, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies participated in the UCR program.
Crime in 2010:
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