5 Facts On Crime Rates In America

  • The FBI has released its statistics on violent crime in America in 2021, reporting a one percent drop in overall violent crime since 2020 but a 4.3% rise in murders.
  • The bureau’s data from over the past decade show trends in large cities and smaller towns for a variety of offenses.
  • Violent crime in towns with up to 100,000 residents was up 13% over the past decade.
  • By comparison, violent crime increased in small cities (population 100,000-250,000) by just three percent during this same period. Property crimes fell considerably in both the towns (down 33%) and the small cities (down 29%).
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