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Report: Violent Crime Dips In Connecticut

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A recent FBI report shows Connecticut to have one of the largest drops in violent crime in the country.

Violent crimes in Connecticut have declined nearly 13 percent within the last two years, according to an FBI report released Monday.

All categories of violent crimes declined, except for murder and non-negligent manslaughter, which rose by 20 percent.

The data comes after the state passed reforms to reduce crime and regulate the criminal justice system. Legislation raised the minimum age for being included in the adult system.

The report does not include information on crime during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clare is a former news fellow with WSHU Public Radio.