25 most dangerous neighborhoods 2010.
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"The number of violent crimes
in the United States rose for a second straight year in 2006, marking the first sustained increase in homicides, robberies and other serious offenses since the early 1990s..."
While violent crimes did increase by 1.3 percent total in 2006 [with robbery making a shocking 11.6 percent rise
in the West and murder rising by 2.5 percent in the Northeast
], property crimes actually decreased by 2.9 percent overall.
The reason for this apparently strange state of affairs? Short answer: nobody knows for sure