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After falling for five consecutive years, the number of violent crimes across the United States rose by 1.2% in 2012. Based on data published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the increase was even greater in some of America’s largest cities. In 2012, for the third year in a row, Flint, Michigan had the highest violent crime rate in the country.
Residents of areas with a mobile crime unit, (like Charlotte, NC; Toledo, Ohio; and Austin, Texas), wake up to headlines like “San Diego-based Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team presented drug interdiction award” , “13 Police Officers minus 4 drug dealers equals 1 happy hotel owner” , and “Governor’s Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission gives $2 million to start a Drug Interdiction Team.” These newspaper articles reassure the public that the government is doing their due diligence in protecting them.