The report from the Office of Justice Assistance compiles crime statistics from 364 law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin.
There's about a 12 percent increase in the number of murders and there's a 20 percent increase in the homicide clearance rate.
A decrease in the number of rapes, robberies, burglaries and thefts helped bring down the overall crime rate by 4.6 percent.
The violent crime index dropped two-point-six percent and continues to be below the Midwest and national averages.
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