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Duke Lacrosse

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Member since: Mon May 19, 2014, 11:03 AM
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Advocate for all people who are falsely accused of crimes.

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Perceptions Haven’t Caught Up to Decline in Crime

Here’s a narrative you rarely hear: Our lives are safer. This message is so rarely heard that half of all respondents to a recent YouGov poll suggested that the violent crime rate had risen over the past two decades. The reality, of course, is that it has fallen enormously.

The decline in violent crime is one of the most striking trends over recent decades; the rate has declined roughly by half since 1993.

To be precise, the F.B.I.'s count of violent crimes reported to law enforcement has declined from a rate of 747 violent incidents per 100,000 people in 1993 to 387 incidents per 100,000 people in 2012, which is the most recent year for which it has published complete data. This reflects the fact that over this period, the homicide rate has fallen by 51 percent; forcible rapes have declined by 35 percent; robberies have decreased by 56 percent; and the rate of aggravated assault has been cut by 45 percent. Property crime rates are also sharply down....

Every day we are bombarded by news about crimes that rightfully shock people. But promoting the perception that crime is on the rise serves the financial interests of the media. Truth has become a casualty of the war for attention.
Posted by Duke Lacrosse | Sat Aug 29, 2015, 09:24 AM (6 replies)

Tragedy: Blanket-nut mom kills her own three children because she wasn't getting enough attention

Thanks be to almighty God that nobody got SHOT.

Posted by Duke Lacrosse | Wed Aug 19, 2015, 11:12 AM (10 replies)

Enola Gay

Posted by Duke Lacrosse | Thu Aug 6, 2015, 10:31 AM (2 replies)
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