Violent Crimes Increased Locally and Nationally in 2012
The number of violent crimes reported in 2012 increased by 0.7 percent over 2011, according to the FBI's recent crime in the U.S. report.
The FBI collects information on many types of crime, including assault, murder, larceny, robbery, forcible rape and other violent crimes.
The report breaks down the crimes by region, state and metropolitan area.
In the metropolitan area of Broome and Tioga counties, violent crime rose from 548 cases in 2011 to 632 cases in 2012. And the number of murders increased from three to seven.