Homicide Rate Reaches a 40 Year Low

The homicide rate in America dropped to a rate of 4.8 homicides for each 100,000 residents during 2010. This is the lowest level recorded in 40 years according to the research released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics recently. Most of the decline occurred around and in the biggest cities in the country. Cities with […]

Workplace Violence Decreasing

During 2009, over 500,000 non-fatal violent crimes were perpetrated against workers while at their workplace. These 572,000 crimes include rape, assault and robbery. This information comes from the newly released Workplace Violence, 1993-2009 report produced by the Justice Department Bureau of Justice Statistics. Although this number may seem high, it is roughly a quarter of […]

Crime Rates Declined During 2009, Following the General Trend of the Last Decade

The rate of violent crime and property crime has continually dropped over the last ten years, including I 2009. The number of violent crimes dropped from 19 per 1,000 persons to 17, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. This part of the U.S. Department of Justice creates statistical studies of the national crime rates […]

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