Here are four invoking stats about crimes in the US:
1. Violent Crimes Have Fallen Nearly Half Since 1993
2. Despite This, Public Perceptions Tell a Different Story
Contrary to the data, most Americans now believe that violent crimes have actually gone up.
3. Most Crimes Remain Under the Radar
Most crimes do not get reported to the police. According to data from BJS, an estimated 57% of violent crimes and 67% of property theft went unreported in 2018.
4. Largest Incarcerated Population
The US holds the largest prison population in the world with 2.1 million inmates currently in prison. This is slightly more than China’s and India’s prison populations combined.