Violent crime declined in both Charleston and North Charleston from 2009 to 2010, according to FBI data released today. The federal agency's annual Uniform Crime Reporting program shows that violent crime fell nearly 28 percent year over year in Charleston and nearly 14 percent year over year in North Charleston. The two local cities match a national trend showing a decrease in violent crime.
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39) for Charleston and 14 percent (not 17) for North Charleston?
That said, both cities saw a slight increase in murder and non-negligent manslaughter between 2009 and 2010.
Property crime, which includes burglary and theft, dropped less than a percent year over year in Charleston and 3 percent year over year in North Charleston.
Read more and see charts of crime in local cities and towns in Tuesday's editions of The Post and Courier.