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Felony Sentences Increase During Years of Declining Crime. Why?

Crime in America In 2006 (latest numbers available) state courts sentenced (after finding a defendant guilty) an estimated 1,132,290 people for a felony conviction. That total represents a 37 percent increase from the number of felony offenders sentenced in 1990. See http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/fssc06st.pdf This is somewhat remarkable considering that there has been an almost continuous decrease […]

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The Amazing Twenty-Year Drop in American Violent Crime Continues: December 2010 Update

Crime in America.Net staff. Dear Readers: The FBI today released data for the first six months of 2010. The numbers reveal a continuing decrease in all categories of violent and property crime. We’re not quite sure we can add anything to the discussion that’s not already on Crime in America.Net. It’s simply amazing when crime […]

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Two-thirds of Americans Believe Crime is Increasing: Is That Belief Justified?

Crime in America.Net The Gallup Poll below graphically illustrates the America perception that crime is on the rise in this country; two-thirds believe that crime is increasing. Problem is, crime in America is at a 20 year low. According to the National Crime Survey, crime today is lower that when the Department of Justice started […]

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The Amazing Drop in American Violent Crime—Crime in America.Net

 For those of us who lived and worked through the dramatic rises in crime in the 1960’s and 1970’s and the crack-cocaine era of the 1980’s, the drop in violent crime in America is nothing short of astounding. Violent crime numbers are at historical lows as to crimes reported to law enforcement agencies through the Federal […]

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World-wide crime rises and falls at the same time. Why? Crime Statistics

Crime in America.Net British Crime Survey: The figures were backed by the British Crime Survey, made up with tens of thousands of interviews. The survey found the risk of becoming a victim of crime remains at a historic 30-year low. (American) National Crime Survey: Violent and property crime rates in 2008 remain at the lowest […]

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Crime is Rarely Predictable: What Happened to the Crime Waves?

Crime news from Crime in America.Net There have been endless predictions of increasing future crime by criminologists and social observers since crime rates skyrocketed in the mid 1960’s. Name any major force within society and it’s often associated with dire predictions of increasing crime. Rap music, drug use, employment rates, the number of younger people […]

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Crime Statistics–Most Dangerous Cities–Most Miserable Cities

Updated–fall of 2010. The demand for information comparing one city to another is one of the Internet’s most popular crime-related requests. But we get angry inquiries as to why a particular city is or is  not on the list below. We at Crime in America.Net do not compile these lists; we collect relevant information and put […]

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American Crime Rates Lower in 2008 Based on Crimes Reported to Police–FBI

    THE DECLINE OF CRIME Even in Tough Economic Times   09/14/09     – View the 2008 Uniform Crime Report statistics Unemployment, interest rates, stress—they’re all on the rise as the economy is buffeted by a downturn. What’s not rising, however, is crime, according to statistics compiled by the FBI that show violent […]

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Is There A Link Between The Economy and Public Safety?

Is There A Link Between The Economy and Public Safety? by the National League of Cities NEWS ANALYSIS According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)’s recently released Preliminary Annual Unified Crime Report, cities across the country experienced a 2.5 percent drop in violent crimes and a 1.7 percent decrease in property crimes. These preliminary […]

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