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Homicide Trends in the United States

  • By: Alfred Blumstein
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

Homicide rates in the United States had been declining steadily since they reached a peak in 1991–1993. As each report came out, the nation—and particularly the mayors and police chiefs—celebrated the steady decline. By 2000, the rates had reached their lowest ...

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