The Federal Bureau of Investigation released updated statistics on crime in the U.S. on Monday, reporting a consistent drop in violence in 2011.

Violent crimes dropped by 6.4 percent in the first six months of 2011 compared to the last half of 2010, according to the FBI’s Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report.

The number of property crimes also decreased during the same time period, by 3.7 percent.

In all, murders declined 5.7 percent, rape incidence decreased 5.1 percent, robbery declined 7.7 percent, and aggravated assault decreased 5.9 percent.

The number of burglaries declined 2.2 percent, larceny and theft dropped 4 percent, and auto theft fell 5 percent.

The report is based on information from more than 12,500 law enforcement agencies that submitted three to six comparable months of data to the FBI in the first six months of 2010 and 2011.