Putting aside creative bookkeeping and the : crime has been on a downward trend because more people are being put in jail and kept in prison longer.Violent crime of all kinds has decreased by more than 50% nationally since 1992/
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Nationally, homicide rates have declined to levels last seen in the 1960s. Since 1992, the Nation's violent crime rate has dropped by more than 20 percent; ... Figure Five: Decrease in Firearms Homicides in Minneapolis, Minnesota: 1996-1999 .... All types of crime in which the perpetrator carries a gun must be met with swift,...