Why Reading Newspapers Might Make Donald Trump Happier – Huffington Post
So, before deciding to stay under the covers, consider this data. Violent crime in the United States has fallen dramatically. In 1993, there were 898,239 reported rapes or sexual assaults, but by 2014 that number had fallen 68% to 284,345, according to U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics data. Over the same period, aggravated assaults fell from 3,481,055 incidents to 1,092,091 — a decline of 69%. The U.S. homicide rate fell 49% from 9.3 homicides per 100,000 U.S. residents in 1992 to 4.7 in 2011 — the lowest level since 1963.