NORWALK - New data from the FBI shows that violent crime has hit a 50-year low in Connecticut.
Researchers found that there were about 8,500 violent crimes reported last year.
That's down nearly 10 percent from 2013.
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Nationally, the violent crime rate dropped by only .1 percent.
The governor is crediting police, reforms in the criminal justice system and new efforts to reduce drug addiction.