We're at no risk of losing decades of progress. Crime rates nationwide currently stand at or near lows not seen since the 1960s. There have been some local increases, but it would be a mistake to overstate this change or overreact to it.
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.