# At what time do most violent crimes occur?

In general, the number of violent crimes perpetrated by adults rises hourly from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., then falls to 6 a.m. Juvenile violent crimes, on the other hand, peak in the afternoon between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., the hour at the conclusion of the school day. The overall crime rate is highest between midnight and 6 a.m.

The time of year affects when and where crimes are committed. For example, homicides are more likely to happen during the summer months because people have more time on their hands and are not as busy traveling to and from work or going to and from campsites as they are during the rest of the year. On the other hand, burglaries are more common during the winter due to the presence of snow and ice that can be used to help break into houses.

Crime rates are generally higher in large cities than in smaller communities. This is probably due to the fact that there are more opportunities for criminals to find work and make connections in larger cities. Crime can be reduced by providing more jobs and better training for workers who are unemployed or underemployed. For example, if 10 percent of construction workers were able to find additional work, this would reduce the number of burglaries in a community by 10 percent.

Criminals look for ways to steal money and goods. They may target homes and businesses that are easy to break into, such as those without surveillance cameras or secure doors.

## What happens when we can predict crimes before they happen?

Based on an examination of crime statistics from the previous five years, it appears that the majority of crime occurs between the hours of 16.00 and 18.00. (and only late at night on Fridays and Saturdays). We also discovered that Mondays have the most events while Sundays have the fewest. There's more to it. Take a look at the graph below.

It shows the number of events per hour for each day of the week over the last 5 years. You can see that there's a clear pattern here - the number of events peaks around midnight and drops off sharply during the morning hours. There are also some small spikes throughout the day from time to outbursts of violence or crime in areas where there are many people around. But overall, these figures tell us that the vast majority of crime takes place between 8.00pm and 4.00am.

Now let's look at the same data but this time grouped by type of event.

Here we can see that assaults are the most common form of crime, followed by robberies, burglaries, and thefts. Monday is the day when people most often get into fights, followed by Sunday and then Saturday. The reason for this is probably because people go to work on Monday and by Friday everyone has been drinking all week long!

The next thing you should know if why criminals choose certain days and times to commit their acts.

## What year did serious violent crimes in schools hit a peak?

The highest year of violent crime in the United States, according to this research, was 1994, when the yearly number of juvenile arrests for violent crime index violations reached a high of almost 150,000 nationally. The number has declined since then, and in 2017 it was under 10,000.

Arrests for violent crime among juveniles have been on the decline since 2004, when there were nearly 145,000 such arrests. They now make up less than 10% of all juvenile arrests.

There have been several factors that may be leading to fewer arrests for violent crime. One possibility is that the use of cell phones by juveniles has decreased the need for physical violence. Another factor might be more effective policing practices. Social media also plays a role: because photos and videos can easily be shared online, law enforcement agencies are using this technology to their advantage. Finally, changes made to sentencing guidelines may be influencing judges' decisions about who should be sentenced to prison and who should receive probation instead. The 2010 adoption of "truth-in-sentencing" laws across the United States meant that offenders no longer received credit for time served while awaiting trial or sentencing. This eliminates any incentive for judges to give out light sentences because prisoners will still be required to serve some amount of time.

##### Donald Johnson

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