Amidst national crime trends, certain threats can be localized. For example, murders may be decreasing in one city as robberies are increasing in another. To identify the locations where crimes were the most or least common, PeopleFinders turned to crime data from the FBI. Notably, these crime numbers are only an indication of the true level of criminal activity.
Many components go into crime statistics including the public’s likelihood of reporting crime to the authorities, law enforcement investigations, and criminal justice policies. A key part of keeping your neighborhood safe is identifying localized crime trends. Using criminal records data as indicators of local crime, let’s look at where crime is the most and least common.