Originally Posted by VDKMS
Perception. Almost every crime gets the media, this gives the perception that violence is growing while in fact it is decreasing.
Violent crime rates in the United states per 100,000 population beginning in 1960. Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics.
I was going to suggest that it is because everything has media attached to it now, so it seems to be increasing. I still think crime is too high for acceptance though. I believe Detroit gets one homicide or more a day.