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Reported property and violent crime rates are falling, and are down more than 50% since their 1991 peaks.

Violent crime rates reached a 20-year low in 2014 and remain near that low today.


Arrests are decreasing.

Drug abuse arrests are rising and now outnumber property crime arrests.


The number of prisoners is falling, and is down 8% from a peak in 2009.

Black and Hispanic people make up 55% of the prison population but 30% of the overall population. However, a smaller percentage of Black and Hispanic people are incarcerated than in 2000.


Firearm deaths increased 18% from 2014 to 2017, accounting for 1.5% of all deaths.

There were nearly 40,000 firearm deaths in 2017, more of which were suicides than homicides.


Active shooter events are increasing but make up a small proportion of gun deaths.

According to the FBI, there were 27 active shooter events in 2018, killing 85 people — 1% of all firearm homicides.

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