Crime Contraction

In 1995, there were 684.5 incidents of violent crime per 100,000 persons. That rate steadily declined through 2014 when it hit a low of 361.6, a staggering decline of 47.2%. Since 2014, the rate has risen and is now 394/100,000, a still strong decline of 42.4%. The violent crime rate is down for all categories including aggravated assault, homicide, robbery, and rape. The decline has been smallest for rape; 26.3%.

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