New FBI numbers show first half of 2017 was a safer year

File photo - Crime scene tape (AP Photo/David Goldman)

New numbers by the FBI show the first half of 2017 was a safer year.

Overall, violent crime in the United States decreased 0.8% between the months of January and June of 2017, and property crime dropped nearly three percent.

Columbus, however, saw an increase in two categories: Murders and car thefts.

But according to Columbus Police, crime numbers are down for the most part.

Click here to read the full FBI Preliminary Semiannual Crime Statistics report.