“Violent crime nearly quadrupled between 1960 and its peak in 1991.
Since the 1990s, however, violent crime in the United States has declined steeply.
Over the last 20 years, the firearm homicide rate has lowered by nearly 50%. Violent crimes committed with a firearm (assault, robbery, sex crimes) lowered 75% over the last 20 years, and violent crime in general is down 72% over the same time.”
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