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Iowa crime drops, murders hit new low

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -- A new report shows crime in Iowa is down, but not violent crime.

Iowa's uniform crime report for 2007 shows violent crimes like rape and assaualt rose 5.7%. But the number murders dropped to 38, the lowest level since the report began in 1974.

Crimes against property, such as burglary, arson and embezzlement, saw the biggest drop of 10%.

Overall, crime reports dropped 8% from 2006 to 2007.

Click here to see the entire Iowa Uniform Crime Report from the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

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