Tuesday, September 19, 2006

2005 FBI Uniform Crime Report

Justice Well it's that time of year again, and the FBI is publishing the UCR. The full report isn't finished yet, but the data for 2005 has been released.

Trend Charts: The Left will make much about a small rise in crime rates, but when you look how things are going over the past 10 years, it is clear that the things we are doing - letting citizens defend themselves, putting criminals in jail for long sentences, etc - are working. The FBI is kind enough to publish the data in spreasheet format which makes charting the data a snap. (No, I don't use XL... Open Office!)

Weapons used in Assault: A look at what weapons are used, where.

Crime Clearances: (With a link to the Crime Clock) covers cases that result in an arrest or are cleared through other means.

Justifiable Homicide: The only statistic on self-defense in the UCR, but it is misleading in that only deaths of the attacker are counted. (Injuries and cases where no shots were fired are not counted.)

John Lott Looks at 2005 Uniform Crime Report Some figures that show how crime has changed in the past few years and a link to John Lott's treatment of the subject.

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