Overall Crime Down, Homicide Up in Wisconsin

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.