Homicide and Other Violent Crimes Declining in Cities Across the US

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Homicide and Other Violent Crimes Declining in Cities Across the US

Homicide and Other Violent Crimes , Declining in Cities Across the US.

'The Guardian' reports that a recent crime analysis found that homicides in major cities across the United States are falling at , “one of the fastest rates of decline ever recorded.".

There’s just a ton of places that you can point to that are showing widespread, very positive trends, Jeff Asher, AH Datalytics, via 'The Wall Street Journal'.

According to AH Datalytics' sample of nearly 200 cities, murder was down by 20.8% in 2024, when compared to the same time in 2023.

Some cities, including Washington DC, New Orleans, Las Vegas, and Milwaukee, saw murder rates decline by over 30%.

Some cities, including Washington DC, New Orleans, Las Vegas, and Milwaukee, saw murder rates decline by over 30%.

The analysis is based on the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting program, which consists of data collected by local law enforcement agencies across the nation.

While the FBI's 2023 report will not be audited or made official until October, preliminary figures suggest that murder rates significantly dropped in 2023.

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The latest data suggests that this year's declines will continue at an even faster clip, nearing pre-pandemic levels.

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'The Guardian' reports that the latest data mirrors another drastic decline in homicides during the 1990s.

Nationally, you’re seeing a very similar situation to what you saw in the mid-to-late 90s.

But it’s potentially even larger in terms of the percentages and numbers of the drops, Jeff Asher, AH Datalytics, via 'The Wall Street Journal'.

The AH Datalytics data also found that nearly all other violent crimes saw significant declines in 2023 compared to 2022.

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The quarterly data in particular suggests 2023 featured one of the lowest rates of violent crime in the United States in more than 50 years, Jeff Asher, AH Datalytics, via 'The Wall Street Journal'


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