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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Some Good News....At Last

In all previous recessions and depressions, the crime rate has risen as more and more people became desperate for money. In The Great Recession Conspiracy, we pointed out the increase in violent crime.

Now the FBI has released data showing that the nation's crime rate declined 5% last year and that is in line with a twenty year trend. In 1991, there were 758.2 violent crimes per 100,000 population. Last year, it was 429.4. That's really good news.

And the decline is across all kinds of crimes. Here are the numbers, 2009/2008.

Robbery -8.0%
Murder -7.3%
Aggravate Assault -4.2%
Rape -2.6%
Burglary -1.3%
Larceny/Theft** -4.0%
Motor Vehicle Theft -17.1%

**Does not include Goldman Sachs.

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