Trump says crime near records, but data show murders well below ’90s highs
Wall Street Journal - 08/29/2016
Jack Levin, co-director of the Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict at Boston’s Northeastern University, said the perception is that crime is rampant when it isn’t close to where it was.
“We’ve experienced such a dramatic decline in the murder rate nationally since the middle 1990s we shouldn’t be surprised if we see some increase,” he said. “There are certain cities where the homicide rate is up and there are a lot of other cities where the homicide rate is down.”