Sacramento area residents reported more murders, robberies, rapes and thefts to police last year than during 2011, ending a string of consecutive annual crime declines, according to statistics from nine of the largest law enforcement agencies in the region.
Few areas went unscathed. In the city of Sacramento, violent crime rose 5 percent. In the Sacramento County sheriff's jurisdiction, it rose 12 percent.
Folsom, Roseville, Rancho Cordova and West Sacramento each saw violent crime reports increase by 15 percent or more.
The jump marks at least a pause in the long-term decline in crime generally seen across the Sacramento region and the nation. The U.S. violent crime rate in 2011 was roughly half the rate from 1991.
The FBI is still collecting year-end crime totals for agencies nationwide. But data for the first six months of the year indicated that the nation, too, was seeing a modest crime increase……Sacramento area sees reported crime jump last year - Our Region - The Sacramento Bee