Violent crime up in OC, down in Tulsa

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Violent crime was up slightly in Oklahoma City and down slightly in Tulsa during 2007.

Statistics from the FBI and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation show the number of murders, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults in Oklahoma City were up 0.07 percent.

The total number of violent crimes rose from 4,301 in 2006 to 4,612 last year.

In Tulsa reports of violent crime fell 0.05 percent - from 4,816 in 2006 to 4,552 in 2007.

Nationwide the number violent crimes fell by 0.7 percent.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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