Lowest overall crime rate in 25 years

Passed the Brady Law to stop nearly half a million felons, fugitives, and domestic abusers from getting guns. Enacted a tough crime bill that funded 100,000 community police officers and banned assault weapons--helping to reduce the overall crime rate for the seventh year in a row, the longest consecutive decline ever recorded.

Chart: Crime Rates 1978-98
Source: FBI Uniform Crime Report, 1998 www.fbi.gov/ucr.htm


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