Ranks were determined using three main areas: Opportunity and Competition; Job Hazards and Protections; and Quality of Life.
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Cities with a population of more than 1 million saw the greatest increase in both violent crimes and property crimes for the first six months of 2016.
"We didn't just break the record on the low number of shootings in NYC, we shattered it,” said New York City Police Chief Michael Shea about the 4 percent drop in overall crime last year.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio praised residents for taking an active roll in policing and working hand-in-hand with authorities in driving crime rates down.
Despite a slight increase, crime rates throughout the country remain at an all-time low, according a report released Monday by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.
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As the suspect fled from the store, the armed citizen chased after him and fired a warning shot into the ground, which did nothing to stop him.
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A report released Wednesday by the Crime Prevention Research Center holds the number of permit holders in the country at an all-time high, topping 12.8 million.
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“I don’t want to take away from the good work our investigators are doing, but I think part of the drop in crime, and robberies in particular, is because criminals are thinking twice that citizens could be armed," said Detroit Police Chief James Craig.
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A recent report shows that violent crime rates are up for the second year in a row, possibly indicating that the nearly two-decade long drop in crime has come to an end. But equally disturbing is how many of those crimes – more than half - go unreported.
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A Department of Justice report shows that gun homicides and gun-related crime have sharply declined over the past two decades. How does this impact the national debate over gun control?
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