National Crime Statistics Released by FBI…Feel Safer? 

Yesterday, the FBI released national crime data. Despite national headlines about crime and violence setting records, that report suggests crime rates are down. The only problem is that reporting by state and local law enforcement agencies was at its lowest level in decades. Traditionally reporting exceeds 80-90% of police departments from across the country while this reporting cycle indicates only 52% fully complied. States like California, New York, Illinois and Pennsylvania were all less than 35%. Pennsylvania was less than 3% while California submitted less than 2%. Maybe there isn’t crime if you don’t count it? For more on the story and to see an interactive map, click here.

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