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January 4, 2012

"Falling Crime Rates Challenge Long-Held Beliefs"

The title of this post is the headline of this 30-minute segment that played yesterday on NPR's Talk of the Nation. The guests were Charles Lane from the Washington Post and William Bratton, former chief of police in NYC and LA. Here is NPR's set up:

Crime rates dropped sharply in the past twenty years, according to FBI data, a trend that continues despite the recession and a recent decrease in prison populations.  Criminologists see a clear trend, but can't fully explain what's driving the decline in violent and property crime rates.

Some related posts on the great modern crime decline: 

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The decrease in crime has no credibility when coming from the Obama FBI. Just not true.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jan 6, 2012 2:08:37 AM

A black flash mob, out of racial hatred, attacks dozens of white tourists in a downtown area. The anti-white, racially biased, Democrat administration dismisses these organized crime attacks as a single prank. Meanwhile, dozens of assaults, robberies, acts of vandalism have taken place. Each is a double crime being a hate crime on top of the physical act. Is that one crime, 100 attacks crimes or 200 crimes (attacks with hate), or 300 crimes (with hate added to each count, and conspiracy added to each by the use of social media) in reality, not in the biased Democrat, pro-criminal statistical count? Is this stacking or accuracy in crime counting. The response, these thugs know from experience, will be to be sent home to their do nothing, feminist empowered single mothers. Should one crime be reported to the FBI or 300 crimes? Is the crime rate low or surging?

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jan 6, 2012 6:15:58 AM

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