The Major Cities Chiefs Association posted their Violent Crime Survey totals in a 4-page journal recently. It’s a mid-year comparison of the first six months of 2015 to the same period in 2016 of major cities in the United States.
It’s noteworthy as a basis of measurement on the general trend of violent crimes in America, but as with any survey there are flaws. Surveys and statistics are only as good as the data collected. In this case, only the reported crimes are able to be used in the stats.
Unreported crimes occur every day in every city, but there is no way to measure them. This becomes the unknown variable in any data collection of violent crime, which forces us to analyze the information available.
The survey used five categories when comparing 2015 to 2016: Homicide, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, and Non-Fatal Shootings. The numbers in red indicate an increase from 2015 to 2016 in that particular category. To see how your city compared (or a city near you), click here: MCCA Violent Crime Data.
Your safety is important to me. Giving you the information to help you understand why personal defense training is necessary is also important to me. What you do with that information is up to you.
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