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In 2009, how many violent crimes in the U.S. were reported to the police?

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Crimes reported to the police and total crimes committed in a calendar year will vary based on the reporting method and on definitions. For the purposes of this answer, the FBI's definition of violent crimes is used:

...violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.
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Based on that definition, as collected and reported by the FBI, the number of violent crimes reported in the U.S. in...

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