Monday, May 23, 2011
Crime is STILL down
The bad news is no one really knows why, not even criminologists. Well, some think they know.
With a horrific economy criminologists expect crime to increase. Yet, it has not.
From the article, referring to national crime stats:
"... murder declined 4.4 percent, while forcible rape dropped 4.2 percent, robbery 9.5 percent and aggravated assault 3.6 percent — all when compared with 2009 crime figures.
... Regarding property crime, motor vehicle theft was down 7.2 percent, larceny-theft was down 2.8 percent, and burglary was down 1.1 percent. Arson, tracked separately from other property crimes, fell 8.3 percent nationally."
More bad news is this: Every time the news media focus on street crime, we are diverted away from the worst crimes in the country -- corporate and white-collar crimes (which cost more money and kill & injure more Americans every year than street crime).
But hey, at least crimes like murder and rape are down, right?