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Statistics about the Most Dangerous Cities in America

| February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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According to data recently released by the FBI, crime rates in the United States have fallen for both violent and property crimes within the past two decades. While violent crime still persists in urban areas, several of America’s largest cities, such as New York, have experienced this downward trend. This decrease in crime can be attributed to a wide variety of factors, from stricter policing to community programs. Check out KQED’S The Lowdown’s  engaging interactive charts that compare crime levels in cities, such as America’s  top ten violent cities in 2012.

The 10 Most Dangerous Cities in AmericaThe 10 Most Dangerous Cities in America Includes interactive charts After spiking in the 1980s, crime rates in the United States – for both violent and property crimes – fell significantly in the last two decades.

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Laura Robledo studied English at UC Berkeley. When she is not reading, looking up new music, or running half marathons, she loves to explore the beautiful city of San Francisco.