Violent Crime: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom

Group: Urban Institute District of Columbia Crime Policy Institute

URL: http://www.metrotrends.org/commentary/violent_crime.cfm

Description

Over the last decade, violent crime rates (homicide, rape, aggravated assault, and robbery) have been falling both nationally and in nearly two-thirds of the 100 largest metropolitan areas. Yet a recent Gallup poll found that more Americans than ever believe the crime problem is worsening. Lots of Americans also think that population growth brings higher crime and that the nation’s biggest metros face worsening violent crime problems. But the facts don't support these conclusions either.

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violent crime, crime rates, homicide, rape, aggravated assault, robbery, part I, index crime

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Statewide
Categories
Sectors (Govt, Non-Profit, etc)
Non-Profit
Formats
PDF
Location in resource
N/A
Internet Available?
Yes
Has population data?
No
Mappable?
No
Updated?
No
Frequency
N/A
Year(s) of Publication
2000-2009

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