OSBI: Violent Crime Rates Down, Despite Rise In Murders
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation released new information about the latest crime trends in Oklahoma. Violent crime is down, despite a spike in the number of murders in.
Murders went up 15 percent in 2011, but the overall violent crime rate for murders, rape, assaults, and robberies was down 1.6 percent.
Auto theft went up almost 10 percent.
More than $213 million in stolen property was reported in 2011, and only a fraction of that was recovered.
The OSBI reports only 17.7 percent of the crimes reported in 2011 were solved, or "cleared." The clearance rate was down from 2010.