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    http://www.flashalertportland.net announced yesterday the FBI has released its annual crime statistics report for 2013. The stats are kind of remarkable in that crime in 2013 appears to have decreased from 2012. Perhaps there is less crime. Or it's being (under)reported differently by local jurisdictions. I believe the national perception lately seems to be that crime rates have gone through the roof. It will be interesting to see how the propaganda mill analyzes and reports this.

    FBI's main announcement: http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2014...-2013-released

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    FlashAlertPortland's blurb:

    Today, the FBI released its annual Crime in the United States report for American cities.

    Nationally, the estimated number of violent crimes decreased 4.4 percent in 2013 when compared with 2012 data. Property crimes decreased 4.1 percent, marking the 11th straight year the collective estimates for property crime offenses declined.

    The FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program collects data on specific violent crimes (murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) and specific property crimes (burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft.) Nationally in 2013, every crime category saw decreases. More than 18,400 city, county, state, federal, college/university, and tribal law enforcement agencies voluntarily contribute data to this annual report.

    [Local facts removed]

    *Analysis*
    The FBI simply compiles the information as it is provided from local jurisdictions. Media should contact those local jurisdictions for any analysis of the numbers listed above. Also note that the report features a prominent message cautioning against using the statistics to rank cities or counties. Such rankings can lead to simplistic or incomplete analyses, overlooking the many variables impacting crime and how the cities report it.

    The FBI has been producing the Uniform Crime Report since 1930.

    View the entire report: Crime in the United States, 2013 (http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr...-the-u.s.-2013)

    *NOTE: In many cases, the reader should not compare the number of rapes in 2012 to those in 2013. The FBI changed the definition of rape and, thus, the reporting from one year to the next is not comparable for cities that used the legacy definition for 2012 and the new definition for 2013.
    Last edited by Baruch; November 11, 2014, 08:55 AM.

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    Originally posted by Baruch View Post
    http://www.flashalertportland.net announced yesterday the FBI has released its annual crime statistics report for 2013. The stats are kind of remarkable in that crime in 2013 appears to have decreased from 2012. Perhaps there is less crime. Or it's being (under)reported differently by local jurisdictions. I believe the national perception lately seems to be that crime rates have gone through the roof. It will be interesting to see how the propaganda mill analyzes and reports this.

    FBI's main announcement: http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2014...-2013-released

    ----

    FlashAlertPortland's blurb:

    Today, the FBI released its annual Crime in the United States report for American cities.

    Nationally, the estimated number of violent crimes decreased 4.4 percent in 2013 when compared with 2012 data. Property crimes decreased 4.1 percent, marking the 11th straight year the collective estimates for property crime offenses declined.

    The FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program collects data on specific violent crimes (murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) and specific property crimes (burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft.) Nationally in 2013, every crime category saw decreases. More than 18,400 city, county, state, federal, college/university, and tribal law enforcement agencies voluntarily contribute data to this annual report.

    [Local facts removed]

    *Analysis*
    The FBI simply compiles the information as it is provided from local jurisdictions. Media should contact those local jurisdictions for any analysis of the numbers listed above. Also note that the report features a prominent message cautioning against using the statistics to rank cities or counties. Such rankings can lead to simplistic or incomplete analyses, overlooking the many variables impacting crime and how the cities report it.

    The FBI has been producing the Uniform Crime Report since 1930.

    View the entire report: Crime in the United States, 2013 (http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr...-the-u.s.-2013)

    *NOTE: In many cases, the reader should not compare the number of rapes in 2012 to those in 2013. The FBI changed the definition of rape and, thus, the reporting from one year to the next is not comparable for cities that used the legacy definition for 2012 and the new definition for 2013.
    Some places, like Chicago, that bans everyone owning guns, even in their own house; have INCREASED crime.

    But many places do have decreased crime. This is the result of increased Concealed Carry Licenses. This has increased dramatically especially in women. There is far less rape where the criminal thinks the woman might have a gun.

    An armed society is a polite society.

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