The FBI recently released its 2011 Uniform Crime Report, which compiles information from local law enforcement about violent crimes and property crimes in their communities.
Use the pull-down menu to find your city or town. Violent crimes and property crimes are listed as totals, and are then broken down into several categories. Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault are all categories of violent crimes. Burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft and arson are all categories of property crimes.
In Oswego, for instance the data shows three arson reports in 2011.
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For more Oswego crime data or a further explanation of the types of crimes listed, you can visit the FBI's website.