FBI Data Show Changes in the Six Cities Participating in the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention

Preliminary figures from the FBI indicate that the number of reported violent crimes nationwide fell 6.4 percent for the first 6 months of 2011 when compared with the same time in 2010. Violent crimes include murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.

The data presented below show varying trends for the six cities participating in the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention: Boston, Chicago, Detroit, and Memphis, as well as Salinas and San Jose, California. All data represent preliminary reports from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program.