Crime & Violence
Keily Brown
Friday, May 10, 2019

The Rise in Crime and Violence

Violence is everywhere no matter where you are or where you may be going, the rate at which crime is raising is significant and since 2014 it has yet to slow down, but it is not near as extreme as the ’80s were. St. Louis, Missouri has by far the highest murder rate in the U.S since 2017, according to the FBI number, the crime rate fell 49% between 1993 and 2017. Opinion surveys regularly find that Americans nationwide think the crime rate is a lot higher than it actually is, the most common crime now is property crimes such as burglary, shoplifting, and arson, although the crime rate is not quite as high most crimes are not reported and most are not solved.

Chicago has drawn widespread attention due to its historically low murder clearance rate but on the other hand, murder is the crime that can most likely be solved. Although murder may not be on the rise, the crime involving knives and other objects are substantially still very high. Criminologists and criminal psychologists have tried to come up with a solution as to why people are becoming more and more violent as the year's progress but there is really no answer as to how people can become so extremely unstable to commit any type of crime including murder.

--Keily Brown