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The first three months of 2024 saw a continued drop in levels of violent crime and murder across the country, according to data released by the FBI on Monday -- a trend that Attorney General Merrick Garland called "historic."

Reported incidents of violent crime dropped 15% between January and March of this year compared to the same period last year, according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Data.

Murders dropped by more than 26% in the same time period, the data shows.

The FBI has not released details about the number of incidents for the categories of crime. It will do so when 80% participation levels are met, the agency said.

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[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

And Republicans will still act like crime is at an all time high because all they watch is Fox News and Newsmax.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 week ago

Everyone is too busy complaining on the internet to do crimes

[–] [email protected] 13 points 1 week ago (1 children)

Maybe not violent crime, but, Trump is doing his personal damnedest to boost the crime rate.

Lock him up!

[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 week ago (1 children)

Sort of a joke that white collar crime never seems to get a mention in hysterical news blotter crime statistics.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago

Yet, it carries the highest value. (no disrespect to human lives lost).

[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago

Yeah, well. Ignoring the crime done by Republicans will do that.

[–] [email protected] 13 points 1 week ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 19 points 1 week ago (1 children)

Imagine how much crime would drop if we had basic housing and income for everyone!

[–] [email protected] 22 points 1 week ago (1 children)

Turns out we already have some clear data, and don't need to speculate.

What Would Happen If We Just Gave People Money? https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/universal-basic-income/

City-funded housing repairs in low-income neighborhoods associated with drop in crime https://phys.org/news/2021-07-city-funded-housing-low-income-neighborhoods-crime.pdf

The Unsung Role That Ordinary Citizens Played in the Great Crime Decline https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/09/upshot/the-unsung-role-that-ordinary-citizens-played-in-the-great-crime-decline.html

VERIFY: Does affordable housing bring more crime? (note, the answer as usual is no.) https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/local/verify/verify-does-affordable-housing-bring-more-crime/93-560002876

Places across the U.S. are testing no-strings cash as part of the social safety net https://www.npr.org/2024/03/05/1233440910/cash-aid-guaranteed-basic-income-social-safety-net-poverty

[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 week ago (1 children)

Sweet I've seen a few of those! I was hoping someone had them on hand =)

Thanks for sharing man!

[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago (1 children)

I was curious,too. So I put a more or less direct quote of your question in DDG. :-D

[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago
[–] [email protected] 64 points 1 week ago (2 children)

Millennials are ruining crime, and they can't blame this one on a lack of disposable income. Go stick up a liquor store, ya lazy bums.

[–] [email protected] 19 points 1 week ago

I'm doing my part by taping Monday Night Football without the expressed written consent of ESPN or the National Football League.

[–] [email protected] 14 points 1 week ago

You absolutely can. Can't kill your s/o if you rely on their income to live.

[–] [email protected] 32 points 1 week ago (3 children)

Fox gonna spin this as criminals being too broke to crime or something

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 week ago

The moment a brown guy kills a person in bumfuck nowhere, they'll use that story for weeks about savages and how these monsters can disturb white folks way of life a thousand miles away.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago

Shocking Murder Vic Confession: "I didn't even know I was dead.Thats how good they are."

[–] [email protected] 11 points 1 week ago

Criminals have given up crime and have become woke!1!1

[–] [email protected] 71 points 1 week ago (1 children)

Don't let that stop the media from scaring people though.

[–] [email protected] 6 points 1 week ago

I'd also call out - don't let police spin this.

Was just reading about how my city's police force is demanding more money after the rise of vandalism and other crime.

[–] [email protected] 21 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago) (1 children)

I wonder if we have any statistics for non-violent crime like theft, grocery stores keep going on about rising pretty theft and I have my doubts.

[–] [email protected] 14 points 1 week ago (1 children)

police are doing historically less investigating of crimes ever since BLM told them to quit their jobs.

or maybe:

police are committing much less murder ever since they all started being required to wear body cameras

e.g. https://www.govexec.com/management/2022/05/biden-orders-all-federal-law-enforcement-wear-body-cameras/367381/

[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago

My takeaway: Police do less work... Violent crime down.

Looks like the crime was doing itself!

[–] [email protected] 16 points 1 week ago

Party of the rule of law… wait…

[–] [email protected] 27 points 1 week ago (1 children)

Yay! Also has me wondering about “white collar” crime.

[–] [email protected] 31 points 1 week ago (1 children)

Estimated $50b in wage theft against workers per year I'm thinking white collar isn't being included.