SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The violent crime rate in San Diego County fell six percent last year to its lowest figure in 35 years.

The number of homicides and rapes increased, according to statistics released Wednesday by the San Diego Association of Governments.

The violent crime rate in San Diego County has declined steadily since peaking at 9.76 per 1,000 resident population in 1992.

Last year, 10,583 crimes like homicide, robbery and aggravated assault were reported to local law enforcement agencies, bringing the rate 3.31 per 1,000 resident population, according to the report, "Thirty-Five Years of Crime in the San Diego Region: 1980 Through 2014."

SANDAG began reporting regional crime statistics in 1980.