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America's Most Dangerous Cities - Part 2

•, By Dave Jefferson

In part one of this two-part series, we discussed the history and the phenomenal rise of the violent crime rate in the United States, particularly from the 1960's to the early 1990's. In this final article, we'll explore the recent sharp decline in the brutal crime ratio in America and will consider the 5 most dangerous cities as ranked by the FBI in the U.S.

The felony rate in America soared from the commencement of the twentieth century until almost the conclusion of the century, rising as high as 350% by the mid 60's, but for the past 17 years, this horrendous rate has dropped as much as 40% since it peaked in 1993. Since then, thankfully, the brutal crime rate has begun trending downward. Vicious crime dropped a robust 5 % from 2008 and 2009 alone. For a one-year drop after 30 years of increases, that's quite an improved number.

In fact, 2005 was considered the best year in regards to the reduction of violent crime in the past 3 decades. Though most aggressive crime rates have dropped, there are still some extremely dangerous cities, but one surprising trend is the decrease in the homicide ratio in the United States since the 1990's. Homicides alone dropped over 40% from 1991 to 2005 alone. That is practically a 40% decline in less than fifteen years time.

Still, we have a lengthy process to go in regards to eradicating the violent crime rate in the United States, particularly in a few notable cities. The atrocious wrongdoing proportion in and around America is monitored by the Federal Bureau of Investigations.