FBI report on crime shows near-record low

info@islandpacket.comNovember 8, 2013 

A Nov. 5 letter regarding gun violence presented an incomplete picture.

The Sept. 13 report on violent crime, listed on the fbi.gov website, says violent crime reported to police increased 0.7 percent in 2012. That is much different from the 15 percent increase in a crime victimization report based on household interviews, as stated by the Associated Press in the newspaper on Oct. 25.

In the FBI reports, the rate of 386.9 violent crimes per 100,000 inhabitants is still in record-low territory compared to the past two decades.

The National Rifle Association is an organization of more than 4 million Americans who fervently love their country and wish to protect their rights that are guaranteed under the Second Amendment of the Constitution. The NRA is dedicated to promoting the safe ownership and use of legal firearms.

Rudy Schlobohm


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