Skip to comments.Violent crime plunges 12 percent in US in 2010
Posted on 09/16/2011 4:37:37 PM PDT by Route797
WASHINGTON (AP) The number of violent crimes fell by a surprising 12 percent in the United States last year, a far bigger drop than the nation has been averaging since 2001, the Justice Department said.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics reported there were 3.8 million violent crimes last year, down from 4.3 million in 2009.
Experts aren't sure why. The expectation had been that crime would increase in a weak economy with high unemployment like that seen in 2010.
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Not sure why?
Holder’s people all got a pass and walked.
All illegal alien criminals got a pass and walked.
Simple answer. There are fewer males between the ages of 18-37. They commit most of the violent crimes.
“All illegal alien criminals got a pass and walked.”
Yep. Standing outside a polling place with a club threatening people USED to get you thrown in jail.
I don’t suppose it has anything to do with a pretty significant increase in the number of people carrying concealed weapons . . .
Nah, criminals aren’t smart enough to realize that their victim might just refuse to be a victim . . . or maybe . . .
Funny, I keep reading about all these mobs of Amish yoots wilding.
I don’t think refusing to enforce our laws can really be considered as a drop in crime.
Even if the statistics don’t prove that more guns equal less crime, it’s pretty clear that they do prove that more guns does not equal more crime. The anti-gunners said that we would see blood in the streets once we started letting people carry guns. That obviously has not happened.
bang bang, violent thugs dead....that is the answer
Now the violent thugs are afraid to go out at night.
Ummm. THis must be a lie. Mayor Michael “Bonehead” Bloomberg has said that low unemployment is going to lead to riots. Unless this liberal WANTS riots for some reason and it’s going to be liberals rioting on the “US Day of Rage”.
Peeps behavin demselves for some obama money?
And a lot of concealed carry folks. The bad guys don’t know who is carrying and who isn’t!
There was an actual headline: “Despite drop in crime, gun permits up.”
“...significant increase in the number of people carrying concealed weapons . . .”
You got it.
Violent crime has not dropped 12%, so don’t bother looking for explanations. This will turn out to be due to either a change/screw-up in reporting procedures or a bureaucratic redefinition of what counts as a verified “violent crime”.
Yeah, that is probably why a lot of criminals in the Dallas, Tx are targeting the 80 to 90 year old folks.
Nope. Violent crime has been dropping for many years now. There are other factors at work, some mentioned in this thread (more citizens legally armed, demographics, etc).
And while half the country does vote for Democrats, the general attitude towards crime has been generally much tougher over the last couple decades. We incarcerate criminals at a fairly high rate and the public simply isn't as tolerant of criminals as it was in the 60's and 70's (when the thinking was to rehabilitate rather than punish). 3 strikes laws, for example, were a response by the citizenry (through their legislatures) to liberal judges; mandatory sentencing and stronger sentencing guidelines also followed due to angry citizens demanding these new laws from their elected representatives.
Twelve percent year on year during a recession? I know that the trend has been downwards but it doesn’t seem plausible that it would suddenly decline so steeply right now.