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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.

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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