Researching violence in America. Truly unfortunate for those who end up as a statistic.
Violence, like surgery, is only minor when it doesn’t happen to you (or loved ones).
But amid the continued over-exposure in the media and certain special interests, the instance of violent crime in the US has continued to decrease year after year (see chart below).
Of course, any special interest (pro or anti-gun lobbies, for instance) can use statistics foreign or domestic for their purposes.
Visit the Bureau of Justice Statistics to see a plethora of stats on crime in America (hint, there is a lot).