Crime and Punishment in America: 1997 Update

Policy Reports | Crime

No. 209
Monday, September 01, 1997
by Morgan O. Reynolds

After soaring to alarming heights beginning in the 1960s, serious crime in the United States began leveling off in the 1980s and has declined for the past three years. Every category of violent crime has decreased since 1993.

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