According to FBI data, violent crimes in the United States has steadily declined since the start of the century. Since 2000, overall violent crimes in the United Stated has decreased from over 8 million during 2000-2005, to a little over 5 million during 2011-2015. Below is an infographic that highlights this trend. Violent Crimes in the United States.
When analyzing this data it was important to recognize that these are reported violent crimes and in the United Stated various crimes go unreported for a variety of reasons. Below is an infographic that highlights two forms of violent crimes defined by the FBI – manslaughter and rape. The infographic follows the same five year increments as the pervious one.