Last week, the Pew Research Center reported that the murder rate was cut nearly in half from 7 per 100,000 in 1993 to 3.6 per 100,000 in 2013. Over the same period, overall gun deaths (including accidents and suicides) have fallen by one-third from 15.2 to 10.6 per 100,000.
There were declines in all four categories of violent crime in 2010.
Crime levels fell across the board last year, according to the FBI. This extends a multi-year downward trend with a 5.5 percent drop in the number of violent crimes in 2010 and a 2.8 percent decline in the number of property crimes.
A little spring break fun in the sun can be a dangerous thing.
Orlando wins this year’s dubious honor as the most dangerous spring break city in the USA. The rankings are compiled by the AVVO website, which offers free ratings and profiles of lawyers and doctors, and is based on violent crimes data, FBI crime statistics, car crashes and murder rates.