The 2011 Census Bureau Statistical Abstract is out. There’s a lot of meat here. The latest year’s numbers are for 2007 and 2008 and show an up and down pattern in murders since 1997. We are told by other well-documented sources that homicides for 2010 are generally down. The document examines crime in 16 different reports; 12 include murder. There is also a section on law enforcement and the courts, which contains reports on criminal victimization and arrests.