(FeaturedNews.com) – Across the United States, violent crime has decreased to its pre-pandemic levels, however, the FBI annual crime report still shows an increase in property crimes.
According to the report released on Monday, there were several law enforcement agencies who did not provide data. However, a change in the method of collecting data has allowed them to gain access to data that represents around 83.3 percent of all agencies and 93.5 percent of the population. In contrast, the 2022 data only represented 62.7 percent of agencies and 64.8 percent of Americans.
The data showed a decrease in violent crime of 1.7 percent while non-negligent manslaughter and murder decreased by 6.1 percent. Aggravated assaults similarly decreased by 1.1 percent while rapes dropped by 5.4 percent.
While violent crime had also decreased in 2021 by a small amount, this is a big shift since 2020 when the murder rate had climbed to 29 percent during the pandemic.
The violent crime rate in 2019 had been 380.8 per 100,000 people while this year it was estimated to be 380.7 per 100,000 people marking a slightly better rate than the one from the year right before the start of the pandemic.
University of Missouri-St. Louis criminal justice professor emeritus Richard Rosenfeld stated that the decrease in violence can in part be explained by the lowering of the “stresses and strains” that were connected with the pandemic. He added that in large part this is just a return to normalcy following the big changes that had occurred with the pandemic.
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