Thursday, May 20, 2010

Is the rate of violent crime rising or falling?

Falling, I'm happy to say.  According to the FBI's report, Crime in the United States, there were 454.5 violent crimes (per 100,000 population) in 2008. This is a decrease from the recent high of 758.2 violent crimes per 100,000 that was reported in 1991. 

By the way, there were 3,212.5 property crimes (per 100,000 people) in 2008. 

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