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Trends in criminal statistical data

What are the trends in criminal statistical data over the last 40 years? Have the trends of violent and non-violent crime have increased, decreased or remained relatively constant over the past four decades? How will current and future ethical perspectives shape the criminal justice system in the 21st Century? I need to obtain scholarly sources with answer.

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Bureau of Justice Statistics

After rising for many years, most criminal activity has fallen in recent years. On this site you can find links to other sites about crime statistics including those against the disabled.

Violent crime includes murder, rape, sexual assault, robbery and assault. The Bureau of Justice uses tow measurements for crime, the Uniform Crime Reports and the National Crime Victimization ...

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