Police Foundation: Reducing Violent Crime in American Cities: An Opportunity to Lead
"...Across America, even with the recent increase from 2014-2015, violent crime remains historically low. However, the national aggregate paints a deceiving picture of crime in many major cities. Individual cities experienced spikes in violent crime from 2014 to 2015, and through 2016 as well. As such, defining violent crime levels based solely on the national aggregates and distributing federal resources accordingly does not address local realities..."