The rate of violent crime victimization has declined
Since the 1970s, the violent crime victimization rate has declined significantly. For men the rate dropped by one-third and for women, one-half. Among whites and African-Americans it is down by nearly three-quarters.
Incidents of violent crime victimization per 1,000 individuals age 12 and older
Sources: Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey, and Federal Bureau of Investigation, Uniform Crime Reports, 2011.