All over America, crime is on the rise. According to a government survey that was just released, violent crime in the United States increased by 15 percent last year, and property crime was up by 12 percent. If violent crime keeps increasing at this rate, it will approximately double in just six years. But as I wrote about the other daywhen the next major economic downturn strikes it will probably greatly accelerate the growth of the crime rate in this country.
Is this just about gun control? The strictness of gun laws seems to play a limited role in violent crime rates, as the states with well over their share of cities in the top Table 1like Florida, Michigan, Georgia, and Alabama, all have rather lax gun laws.
However, there are outliers, as Illinois, the location of 1 East St. Louis as well as Chicago, which has a very violent crime rate for its population, yet not high enough to place in the topand New Jersey, home of five cities in the tophave very strict gun laws.
Where there is a high poverty rate, and little opportunity to earn a decent wage, we find high homicide rates and a prevalence of other types of violent crime. The American communities suffering the hardest at the hands of violent crime are also some of the most impoverished in the country, with some of the highest unemployment rates, to boot.
Is this the most dangerous city in America?
Louis, IL, a city of 27, just across the Mississippi River from the much larger--yet also crime-plagued--St. At its peak inthe city boasted a population of 82, yet due to the effects of late 20th century deindustrialization: Louis residents fled searching for greater opportunity elsewhere, leaving the remaining denizens of the city struggling to survive while crime rates ballooned.
Louis now charts a whopping 4, violent crimes perpeople.
The phenomenon of deindustrialization also explains the dramatic increase in violent crime rates for many other cities on the list, including 5 Flint, MI, 6 Detroit, MI and 25 Atlantic City, NJ. Top most dangerous cities, per average rate of violent crime, perpeople Rank.Nov 15, · Media outlets are reporting that homicides are skyrocketing in the largest American cities, based on data from the Brennan Center for Justice.
Is violent crime decreasing in America? Despite the high violent crime rates plaguing these cities, there is evidence in the data (Tables 5 and 6, below) that, overall, the violence is . Feature Article. America: The Most Violent Nation? David C. Stolinsky, MD. Is America the most violent nation on earth? Those who blame this country for most of the ills of the world would have us believe so. May 22, · Violence begets violence, and it is contagious. America is a nation plagued by violence—in our homes, in our schools, on our streets and in our affairs of state, both foreign and domestic. Violence permeates our entertainment culture with its glamorization of death and destruction in movies and video caninariojana.comtion: Christian Post Contributor.
Whether that is a long-term trend, a blip in the data. Is violent crime decreasing in America?
Despite the high violent crime rates plaguing these cities, there is evidence in the data (Tables 5 and 6, below) that, overall, the violence is lessening, and will continue to do so. America is hardly the most violent nation, and our homicide rate has fallen recently, but we are more violent than we used to be and than we should be.
References 1. Demographic Yearbook. Political violence in America rises and falls. Throughout our more than two centuries of nationhood, there have been many periods when it was at a . Why America Is More Violent Than Other Democracies. U.S. News speaks with the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined.
May 22, · Violence begets violence, and it is contagious. America is a nation plagued by violence—in our homes, in our schools, on our streets and in our affairs of state, both foreign and domestic. Violence permeates our entertainment culture with its glamorization of death and destruction in movies and video caninariojana.comtion: Christian Post Contributor.