Welcome to your random tidbit of good news for the day. 🙂 In today’s “Tell me something good” we explore the perception that the country is becoming a more dangerous and violent place each year. According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, violent crimes peaked in the mid-1990s and have since fallen dramatically! There’s no real consensus as to why it’s happened. Economists, sociologists, and political scientists disagree.
The perception of the public may be different, but the evidence is clear. We’re living in one of the least violent periods of American history.