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Some crimes and types of crimes are harder to solve than others.
Anyone who watched Monday night’s presidential debate might think we’re losing the war on crime. It’s a scary notion. But it’s simply not true. New data from the Brennan Center for Justice show that crime remains near all-time lows.
Why are national leaders promising to fix a problem that hasn’t really existed for more than two decades? The answer may be that many Americans never got that message.
There have been ups and downs over the past few decades, but since 1990, crime has fallen by 66 percent in major cities.
New York City police ended their stop-and-frisk policy two years ago. Dire predictions about increased crime were wrong.
Crime has been declining for 25 years, and 2015 gave no reason to believe the trend is over. There is no crime wave building just over the horizon.
Despite alarming headlines, New York City residents should know the city has some of the lowest crime rates in history, according to a recent Brennan Center report.
Despite headlines highlighting spikes in crime across the U.S, statistical data shows most cities are enjoying the lowest crime rates in more than half a century.
America's crime rates are at their lowest point in decades. So why do so many Americans think crime is going up?
Before we reform criminal justice policy, let’s understand the basic facts.