posted on Dec, 2 2010 @ 01:35 AM
reply to post by Romantic_Rebel
Crime in the United States has been in decline for the past 15 years or more.
What is probably happening is that your attention is being drawn to the stories, and you're noticing more and more them, as opposed to there actually
being an increase in stories.
Chicago, for example, has about 450-500 homicides a year (with probably much higher numbers for shootings). This means that, on average, 1 or 2 people
is killed in Chicago every day. Every DAY
Yes, it is a city with a high crime rate, but crime isn't going up... it's going down.
For example, Chicago's current homicide rate (around 450 in 2009) is down from 950 in 1992.
Nationally, the US has one of the highest homicide rates in the world, but nevertheless, homicides are down substantially -- substantially
I understand that the shootings you're reading about are alarming, but I would suggest, for everyone's sake, that you do some research and compare
your gut emotions to the available facts before you start alarming people with notions that just don't hold up to scrutiny.
12/4343/2010 by Pseudonaut because: formatting, added a few words