The line chart shows statistics about extreme violent crime rates between 1978 and 2000.
Overall, it is clear that while there was a slight increase in the figure of crimes recorded by police and arrests for violent crime, the statistics of total violent crime and victimisations reported to police decreased steadily over the period shown.
In 1978, around 3.5 offenses per thousand Americans committed violent crime contained below 0.5 offenses per thousand was arrested, approximately 0.7 offences were recorded by police and more than 2 offenses per thousand was reported by victims. Over the period of ten years, there was a steep fluctuation in term of the proportions of the total violent crime and offender was reported by victims, from 3.5 to 4.5 and around 2.25 offenses in thousand. By contrast, arrests for violent crime fluctuated slightly under 0.5 offenses per thousand. There was an upward trend in the amount of crimes recorded by police from about 0.7 to nearly 1.5 offenses per thousand.
In 2000, there was a sharp decline in both total violent crime and victims reported to police, at 3 and 1.2 offences per thousand. In term of crimes recorded by police and arrests for violent crime, despite of variation, the overall trend of two lines was upbeat to 1.5 and 0.5 offences per thousand