Crime

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.

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Crime

Arrests are decreasing.

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

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Crime

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.

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Crime

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.

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Crime

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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