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Richmond climbs crime ranking despite drop in crime

In an annual list is compiled by the CQ Press, Richmond has moved up 20 spots (from 99th to 79th) in a nationwide ranking of cities based on crime — even though the city had fewer crimes over that period. From 2008 to 2009, Richmond experienced a 4.36% drop in crime over the six categories measured by the survey.

Rank 99th 79th
Crime* 2008 2009
Murder 32 39
Rape 55 42
Robbery 779 857
Agg. Assault 735 730
Burglary 1751 1585
Motor V. Theft 768 687
Total 4,120 3,940

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