US Violent Crime Rates

**By Decade**

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

During the 60's., there were 381,796 cases of violent crime on average per year. The total number of violent crimes was 3,817,960. This era was the least violent era of the ones mentioned.

In the 70's there were 960,793 cases involving some sort of violent crime on average. The total was 9,607,930.

Through the 90's, the average crimes-per-year was 1,753,121. There was a total of 17,531,214 violent crimes during this decade.

From 2000 to 2014, there was an average number of violent crimes totaling 20,873,619. Violence went down by 16% though. (Average was 1,490,973.)

During the 80's, violent crime included 1,407,329 cases on average. The grand total of this decade though was 14,073,292.

The 60's

The 70's

The 80's

The 90's

The 2000's