Data Source: Crimes reported to the Uniform Crime Reports program, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice, as prepared by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data and disseminated by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Washington, DC (www.ucrdatatool.gov) for 1985-2012 and directly from the FBI for 2013.
Note: Data presented for all large cities (over 500,000) that reported data nearly consistently to the FBI from 1985 through 2013. Cities omitted due to inconsistent reporting include Charlotte-Mecklenburg (NC), Columbus (OH), Tucson, Fresno, Las Vegas, and Louisville.
Cities ranked by percentage decline in violent crime rate
Homicide numbers in each city over 500K
Homicide rates in each city over 500K
Violent crime rates in each city over 500K