Tuesday, September 15, 2009

FBI: Crime Rates Lowest In Twenty Years

Not only are all of the FBI's serious crime rates at or below their historic lows, most of the incident-counts are, too! Even though the population grew from 247 million in 1989 to 304 million in 2008.

Example: there were 1.5 million motor-vehicle thefts in 1989. In 2008 there were 956,846.



Crucis said...

Hmmm, I wonder if the near 3 million gun purchases in the last 12 months had anything to do with it?

Turk Turon said...

Yeah, I don't need to point out that the number of guns owned by American citizens increased by about four million a year during those two decades.