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Statistics on Race
Violent crime rates reached a 20-year low in 2014 and remain near that low today.
Drug abuse arrests are rising and now outnumber property crime arrests.
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.
There were nearly 40,000 firearm deaths in 2017, more of which were suicides than homicides.
According to the FBI, there were 27 active shooter events in 2018, killing 85 people — 1% of all firearm homicides.
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