According to a report in the postandcourier, The FBI says violent crime in Charleston dropped dramatically in the first half of the year. The preliminary FBI report shows crime continued to decline across the country.
Only burglaries did not decline in the first six months of 2010. The 19 percent drop in violent crime was significant. Unfortunately, there were 54 more burglaries than in 2009, and property crime was down almost seven percent in the first six month.
After three years of decreasing violent crime rates, this is a very good thing.
The FBI report only shows cities with more than 100,000 people, so only Charleston and Columbia were listed. Crime in Columbia increased in just about every category, including murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault and burglary, according to the story in the Postandcourier.