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Crime Trends Report

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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.
Trends in Homicide: What You Need to Know
This package of data and analysis examines long-term homicide trends in the U.S. It also explores possible explanations for the rise in murder seen in mid-2020 and, in most cities, its subsequent decline.
Shoplifting Trends
“Smash and grab” episodes and other shoplifting incidents have been widely covered in the news, suggesting a surge in such crimes. But an analysis of shoplifting data from 24 U.S. cities presents a more complicated story.
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Homicide, Other Violent Crimes Decline in U.S. Cities but Remain Above Pre-Pandemic Levels

New CCJ Analysis of 2023 Crime Trends Also Documents a Continuing Spike in Motor Vehicle Theft, With Offenses More Than Doubling in Seven Cities
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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.
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Pandemic, Social Unrest, and Crime in U.S. Cities: Year-End 2022 Update

A new analysis for CCJ looks at crime trends in major U.S. cities, extending the data through year-end 2022.
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Pandemic, Social Unrest, and Crime in U.S. Cities: Mid-Year 2022 Update

A new analysis for CCJ looks at crime trends in major U.S. cities, extending the data through 2022 mid-year.
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Pandemic, Social Unrest, and Crime in U.S. Cities: Year-End 2021 Update

A new analysis for CCJ looks at crime trends in major U.S. cities, extending the data through the end of 2021.
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September 2021 Update: Pandemic, Social Unrest, and Crime in U.S. Cities

A new analysis for CCJ looks at crime trends in major U.S. cities through the first nine months of 2021.
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Update: Pandemic, Social Unrest, and Crime in U.S. Cities

June crime statistics show homicides and violent crimes increased by 16% in the first half of 2021 compared to the prior year.

Impact Report: COVID-19 and Crime

This updated analysis explores trends in violent, property, and drug offenses during the COVID-19 pandemic through March 2021.

Impact Report: COVID-19 and Crime

Two researchers evaluating crime trends in 34 American cities during the pandemic and social unrest over police violence presented new findings through December 2020 in a report for the Commission.