New Federal Bureau of Investigation numbers show that overall violent crime in New Mexico fell slightly last year.
The annual FBI Uniform Crime report released Monday showed that violent crime in the state dropped around 3 percent in 2011.
According to the report, law enforcement agencies in New Mexico reported a total of 11,817 violent crimes. That's a decrease from 2010 when agencies reported 12,126 violent crimes.
However, the state saw a tiny jump in the number of reported murders. Last year, New Mexico agencies reported 156 murders, a spike from 142 in 2010.
New Mexico also saw around a 4 percent increase in overall property crimes. The state saw a jump in burglaries, larceny thefts and motor vehicle thefts.
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