Gov't numbers suggest a two-decade slide in crime may be approaching an end

  • Article by: PETE YOST , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 24, 2013 - 12:10 PM

WASHINGTON — The violent crime rate went up 15 percent last year, and the property crime rate rose 12 percent, the government said Thursday, signs that the nation may be seeing the last of the substantial declines in crime of the past two decades.

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herby2013Oct. 24, 1311:28 AM

"The government says the rate of violent crime in America went up 15 percent last year..." A HUGE jump, but what do you expect when the President of the United States says that a brutal thug who attacks innocent neighborhood watch volunteers looks like the son he would have if he had a son??? This is why Democrats have fought to restore voting rights to convicted felons...because so many of their voters are convicted felons. Why bother robbing and burglarizing when your beloved Democrats will just pass a law to steal money from people and give it to you? The Democratic Party and convicted felons are a match made in heaven.

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hawkeye56379Oct. 24, 1311:52 AM

herby2013: This article is about an increase from 2011-2012 and Obama's comments were in July of 2013, but don't let the facts get in the way of your ranting.

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kirby96Oct. 24, 1312:23 PM

Ok, so of course the STRIB commenters need to make this about politics. So I'll bite. The data shows that crime started dropping in 1993. Hmmmm, what was the biggest political change that happened in 1993? Hmmm, let me think. Oh yeah, Bill Clinton took office after 12 years of Republican presidents (and skyrocketing crime as a result of Reagan's 'drug war')! Thanks, Democrats!

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