The crime-statistics show that about 31 million total crimes are reported in the United States annually. That's about one crime per second.
Victim rates of violent crimes have increased. Without warning, a situation can turn from safe to sorry; turning you not only into a victim, but the top news story of the day.
And, most people who are victimized never imagined that crime would happen to them.
It always happens to the other person.
The crime-statistics indicate that in the next hour, somewhere in the United States, the following will happen:
- 900 Thefts
- 189 Violent Crimes
- 124 Assaults
- 66 Robberies
- 24 Sexual Assaults
- 12 Rapes
- 2 Murders
Source: Women's Self-Defense Institute