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Monday, November 10, 2014

Attorney General Holder Statement on FBI's 2013 Crime Statistics

Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement Monday on the FBI’s release of the 2013 Uniform Crime Report:

"This reduction in the violent crime rate continues a historic trend, and comes thanks to the tireless work of police and prosecutors throughout the nation," said Attorney General Eric Holder.  "This is a remarkable achievement that builds upon the significant gains we've seen -- in reducing rates of both crime and incarceration -- since President Obama took office.  At the same time, we recognize we have much more work to do in order to ensure that every community, in every city in America, can share in the safer and brighter future we are building.”

Press Release Number: 
14-1251
Updated November 10, 2014