U.S. Homicide Drops to a New Low


U.S. homicide rate fell to its lowest level in four decades, found a new report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, with many of the declines in cities with a population of one million or more.

The report analyzes the ups and downs in homicide numbers and gives profiles of murder victims. For example, most murders victims are of the same race as their killers and the number of homicides known to involve gang violence has quadrupled since 1980.

Read the report here.

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