2006 FBI Crime Stats are Out!
Its always one of my favorite times of the year!
Bush recently spoke on the growing economy, the 8.2 million jobs he has created since 2003, the vibrant, entrepreneurish spirit of American business, and a bunch of other stuff to show us what a great job he’s doing! Why, he’s wonderful!
I’m sure there’s quite good news on the home front as well, especially when it comes to the safety and security of the American people. Lets take a quick look.
There were 1.4 million violent crimes in the US last year. Oh my. That’s an increase over the previous year. AGAIN. Not a good start is it.
Now lets see. 17 thousand of you were murdered. No more taxes for you! Ninety-two thousand of you (mostly women) were violently raped and nearly half a million of you were robbed. You were going to give that money to charity anyway, right?
860 thousand of you were beaten (probably deserved it) and over 2 million of you were burglarized. Your fault for forgetting to lock all the doors, windows, grills, gates, set the alarms, motion detectors, let the guard dog out, etc. You know, all those things that aren’t really needed in your safe society – just precautions. A million of you had your cars stolen and 6.6 million of you had something else stolen. Jeez, is there anyone left?
Lets take a closer look at those pesky murders. Why are Americans killing each other? How? Well, over 10 thousand of the murders were committed with guns. About 800 of those were during robberies and 600 during drug deals. Of the 3,600 murders that started as an argument, 2,200 were settled with guns. And not to leave the children out, of the 865 juvenile gang killings, over 800 were with guns. The good news is, only 4 of the 32 murders committed during a rape were with guns. Guess those boys had their hands full.
Now, for comparison sake, lets take a look at the number of violent crimes committed in the US by Al Qaeda in 2006. I will use the following table to organize the data.
Murders by Americans = 17,000 ——Murders by Al Qaeda = 0
Rapes by Americans = 92,000———Rapes by Al Qaeda = 0
Robberies by Americans = 447,000—-Robberies by Al Qaeda = 0
You get the picture.
Don’t think that your government is not aware of it.
“Today’s FBI report shows that violent crime continues to trouble our nation,” added Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee.
Well now, my insides are just turning to jelly with joy knowing that our government is “troubled” by the fact that we and our children are being slaughtered in the streets of our cities and towns. Seriously, the whole frightening report is here and don’t forget to look at the tables showing the ratio of cops to citizens.