99 Reasons 2017 Was Great

“Rates of violent crime and property crime have dropped by around 50% in the United States since 1990, yet a majority of people still believe it’s gotten worse.”

Here’s your palate cleanser for a year that badly needs one.

Angus Hervey compiled 99 reasons 2017 was a great year including notable positive statistics about global health, the environment, and human rights.

There’s plenty of stats here to give you hope including that global terrorism deaths have dropped 22% from their peak in 2014, cancer deaths have dropped by 25% since 1991, and snow leopards are no longer an endangered species.