Crime Trends in U.S. Cities: Year-End 2023 Update
Homicide and most other violent crime declined in American cities in 2023, but levels remain above those seen before the onset of the COVID pandemic and the widespread social justice protests of 2020. Most property crimes were down last year, but motor vehicle theft continued to surge.
2023 Annual Report
In 2023, we redoubled our efforts to bridge partisan divides and build common ground for policies rooted in facts, evidence, and fundamental principles of justice. Our Annual Report provides highlights of our work on violence reduction, long prison sentences, racial disparities, veterans in the justice system, and more.
Trends in Homicide: What You Need to Know
Prepared for CCJ’s Crime Trends Working Group, this package of data and analysis looks at changes in homicide over 50 years. It also explores possible explanations for the rise in murder seen during the height of the pandemic and social justice protests of mid-2020, and, in most cities, its subsequent decline.
Shoplifting Trends: What You Need to Know
An analysis for CCJ’s Crime Trends Working Group examines shoplifting data from 24 major American cities from before the onset of the pandemic through 2023.
How big is the footprint of the criminal justice system, and how has it changed over time?
This new resource is a one-stop shop tracing decades-long changes in crime and victimization, arrests, incarceration, and community supervision.