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FBI: Killings, violent crime down in Georgia

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ATLANTA (AP) - New FBI statistics show that violent crime and killings are down in Georgia, mirroring a national trend.

Nationwide, the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports released this week show that violent crime dropped 6% in 2010, marking the fourth straight year-to-year decline.

In Georgia, there were 39,072 violent crimes in 2010 compared to 42,073 the previous year, which represents a 7% decline.

There were 558 murders and nonnegligent manslaughters in Georgia in 2010, compared with 566 the previous year.

Property crime was also down nationally for the eighth straight year, falling 2.7%, the FBI said, referring to crimes reported to authorities.

Property crime in Georgia fell 2.3%.

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