Small Town Violence on the Rise

Helen Jarrett

Research

Cities with more than 1 million people saw murders fall by 4.3 percent; cities with 500,000 to 1 million people saw murders fall by nearly 8 percent.

Yet in towns with fewer than 10,000 residents, murders rose 5.5 percent, rape increased 1.4 percent, and robbery 3.9 percent.


FBI Crime Statistics Report: http://www.fbi.gov/page2/june09/ucr-statistics060109.html