Which cities are the safest in the US?
A new analysis of federal crime statistics by the Institute for Justice found that the vast majority of the country’s largest cities are not safer than they were in 2017.
Cities with fewer than 100,000 residents have a rate of violent crime for every 100,00 residents.
Only six of the 10 most dangerous cities are located in the Rust Belt, according to the report, which looked at all crime statistics since 1950.
The report also found that violent crime in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Baltimore, Houston, and Atlanta is down.
In 2017, there were 586 murders per 100,0000 people, the lowest homicide rate in the nation.
The murder rate was 4.7 per 100.00 people in 2016, but was 7.5 per 100 people in 2017, according the report.
While violent crime has historically been higher in smaller cities, the decline in violence in those cities has not been as dramatic as some cities have reported, the report found.
The data comes after the Justice Department released its 2017 crime report on Thursday.
It found that 2016 was the lowest year for homicides in the U.S. since the bureau started keeping such statistics in the 1960s.
According to the Justice report, the number of homicides increased for the third straight year from 2016, from 985 to 1,077.
The number of nonfatal shootings rose to 690, up from 528 in 2017 and from 605 in 2016.
There were also 990 assaults, up 689 from 2016 and from 524 in 2017 to 564 in 2017 (the number of sexual assaults was down from last year).
In 2017, crime rates in Baltimore and New York dropped to the lowest in the country, and were the lowest for decades, according an analysis by the Brookings Institution.
In Chicago, the murder rate dropped from a 2017 high of 935 to 814.
The crime rate was the fourth lowest in decades.
Violent crime rates are typically higher in cities where the police department has a large presence, and where the population is younger.
In New York, for example, violent crime rates rose for three consecutive years between 2012 and 2016, according, the analysis by Brookings.
In some cities, particularly those with large populations of minorities, crime is not as prevalent, the data shows.
According to the analysis, there are 931 murders in Atlanta and 778 in Memphis, Tennessee, but there are less than 1,000 murders in Los Angeles and less than 100 in Philadelphia.
The same analysis found that only 6% of violent crimes in Atlanta in 2017 were committed by African Americans, while 3% of those crimes were committed primarily by white people.
The Justice report also noted that in some of the safest cities in the United States, violent crimes are lower.
Chicago is home to more than 7,500 residents, and there are more than 8,000 crimes per 100 residents in Philadelphia, and fewer than 500 crimes per year in Cleveland.
The report found that in Chicago from 2017 to 2021, violent offenses decreased by 2.4%, but property crimes, assaults, and robberies decreased by 3.6%, while aggravated assaults decreased by 7.3%.