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FBI's Crime Growth

The lamestream media told you:

FBI statistics show that crime has increased for the first time in years.

According to Associated Press writer Mark Sherman, criminal justice experts said, "the statistics reflect the nation's complacency in fighting crime, a product of dramatic declines in the and the abandonment of effective programs that emphasized prevention, putting more police officers on the street and controlling the spread of guns."

Sherman goes on to quote James Alan Fox, a criminal-justice professor at Northeastern University in Boston, "We see that budgets for policing are being slashed and the federal government has gotten out of that business (sic). Funding for prevention at the federal level and many localities are down and the (National Rifle Association) has renewed strength."

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Crimes reported to the FBI have increased, but how that is related to the number of crimes actually committed is unknown. Reporters nationwide failed to ask about this simple fact. Saying crime went up because crime reports went up is unethical, experts say.

Since at least the Clinton Administration, when attorney general Janet Reno confused reported crimes with actual crime statistics, "news" outlets nationwide have released FBI numbers without thought, investigation or examination of the data. Identical reports appeared in lamestream media everywhere.

Reported murders are typically believed to be reasonably accurate, since a dead body usually accompanies the report. An unknown number of mortalities however are reported as murder, but likely represent self defense in the war on some drugs, with the survivor leaving the scene without filing a report. People who simply disappear, as many as 10,000 per year, are not included.

Accuracy then drops precipitously for assaults, robberies, and particularly rape, where victims frequently refuse to report their ordeal to authorities.

The NRA, the oldest and largest gun-safety organization on the planet, was implicated in increased criminal activity by so-called experts operating from Boston. No reason for the implication was given.

Other possible factors affecting the data, including rehabilitation failures, recidivism, criminal training sessions among prison peers, untreated mental disorders, homelessness, poverty, the government education monopoly, inner-city conditions, gangster-lifestyle promotions in popular music, gangster role models from Hollywood, ultra-violent video games, the prison population size, the relentless war on some drugs, gangs pouring into the nation from Mexico, hopelessness among illiterate youth, parole and early release programs, one million fugitives currently on the loose, and routine corruption in the American political system were unreported.

FBI reports failed to mention such factors, possibly contributing to the "news" media omissions, according to leading experts. The FBI did not comment on whether crime actually rose or fell, referring inquiries to their press release, posted on their website.

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