There was a big year-to-year decrease in murders. Homicides dropped 9.6 percent in 2010 compared to 2009.
Other violent crimes were down, too. Forcible rapes fell 6 percent.
Robberies were down 8.9 percent and aggravated assaults fell 4.6 percent.
The state attorney general said the decrease in violent crime can be attributed to hard-working police.