assaults, and murder are on the rise in this country and around the
world don’t let statistics fool you.
The x-factor in this topic in
murder stats is the increase in medical technology over the past few
years. With modern medical breakthroughs in treatments and medicine and
overall knowledge many lives are saved that would in the past likely
lead to death.
If you were to still be using 1970’s level technology
and practices the death rate would rise 400%.
statistics have been manipulated for political and job security related
reasons. Domestic violence and hate crimes once fell into the
aggravated assault statistic category but have recently been labeled
into their own categories. This helps keep assault case statistics much
lower than they really are.
In other cases police will downgrade to
lesser charges in order to keep it from reflecting poorly on their
departments overall performance. You ask why would they do this???
first reason is most prison systems are already full to maximum capacity
and if you’re going to add someone to an overpopulated system you must
release another inmate. The most influential factor is politically
motivated and involves the job security at the highest levels.
and aggravated assaults are on the rise it reflects poorly on the
Sheriff and Chief of Police. The Sheriff is a position that is voted on
by the citizens of a city/town. If the statistics are on the rise the
questions start to come up in the local community about overall job
performance. With poor performance marks a Sheriff can easily be voted
out of his position during the election process.
In short stat
manipulation helps when it comes to voting. A side effect of this
fudging of the numbers concerns police department budgets. Fudging of
the numbers makes violence and crime look more under control which can
result in cutbacks on the force budgets “funds, manpower and resources.”
With less staff and resources this can sometimes mean the force is
spread to thinly. Slower response times are common. Less boots on the
streets mean crimes that could otherwise be deterred are now taking
place because of less police presence. Some crimes are never even
Many retired officers have admitted to stat manipulation for
years. Now that they don’t have the threat of losing their jobs and
benefits they are willing to expose this.