21 September 2020

Crime Rates Fell In 2019

A long view from the Uniform Crime Reports which includes only crimes reported to law enforcement. U.S. violent crime rates are roughly the same now as they were 50 years ago.

Despite hype to the contrary, crime rates fell significantly in 2019. The rate of violent crime excluding simple assault declined 15% from 2018 to 2019. Among females, the rate of violent victimization excluding simple assault fell 27%. Rape and sexual assault victimizations declined 37%. 

The rate of violent victimization in urban areas declined 20%.

The rate of property crime declined 6%. This decline in property crime was partly due to a 22% decrease in burglary to a 17 year (or more) low more than 70% below its 1994 peak.

From the Bureau of Justice Statistics summarizing this report. It is based upon surveys asking people if they were crime victims, so it does not measure murder rates.

1 comment:

Guy said...

Hi Andrew, Links don't work? Cheers,