Note: Strongly suspect an analysis will reveal the links to drug/
human trafficking and the porous border.
Killings up 16 percent in AZ amid nationwide drop by Associated Press
(September 19th, 2011 @ 4:00pm)
PHOENIX - New FBI statistics show that killings in Arizona jumped by
about 16 percent last year despite a decrease nationwide.
The FBI'S uniform crime report released Monday shows that there were
409 reported murders and non-negligent manslaughters in the state
That's compared to 354 such crimes in 2009, a 15.5 percent increase.
Arizona cities that saw significantly more killings include Tucson,
which had 35 in 2009, compared to 51 last year. That's a 46 percent
Nationwide, the FBI reports that murders and non-negligent
manslaughters fell by 4.2 percent last year. Violent crime overall
dropped by 6 percent, marking the fourth straight year-to-year decline.
Property crime nationwide also was down, falling 2.7 percent.
In Arizona, violent crime overall fell by 3.1 percent, and property
crime dropped by 3.7 percent.