Violent Crime in U.S. Rises for First Time Since 1993 and Is Up 18% from Last Year

Beth Stebner, Daily Mail (London), October 17, 2012

For the first time in 20 years, the number of violent crimes increased, up 18 percent from last year, a new report reveals.

It was the first year-to-year increase for violent crime since 1993, marking the end of a long string of declines. Violent crime fell by 65 percent since 1993, from 16.8 million to 5.8 million last year.

In addition, household burglaries rose 14 percent, from 3.2million to 3.6million. Similarly, the number of thefts jumped by 10 percent, from 11.6 million to 12.8 million.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics’ annual national crime victimization survey, the size of the percentage increases in both violent crime and property crime for last year was driven in large part by the historically low levels seen in 2010.

The increase in violent crime was the result of an upward swing in assaults, which rose 22 percent, from 4million in 2010 to 5million last year.

But the incidence of rape, sexual assault and robbery remained largely unchanged, as did serious violent crime involving weapons or injury.

The increases in violent crime experienced by whites, Hispanics, younger people and men accounted for the majority of the increase in violent crime.

In the latest survey, property crime was up for the first time in a decade, from 15.4million in 2010 to 17million last year.

The victimization figures are based on surveys by the Census Bureau of a large sample of people in order to gather data from those who are victims of crime.

They are considered the government’s most comprehensive crime statistics because they count both crimes that never are reported to the police as well as those reported.

Historically, less than half of all crimes, including violent crimes, are reported to police.

Last May, the FBI’s preliminary crime report for 2011, which counts only crimes reported to police, concluded that crime dropped again last year, down 4 percent for violent crime and 3.7 percent for property crime.

The declines slowed in the second half of last year, a sign to academic experts that the many years of lowering crime levels might be nearing an end.

‘While it’s cause for concern, I would caution against forecasting future crime trends based on a one-year fluctuation,’ Chris Melde, an assistant professor at Michigan State University’s school of criminal justice, told the Associated Presss.

‘You can have percentage changes that seem quite large, but unless you put them in a longer-term perspective you can sometimes misinterpret the overall seriousness of the problem,’ Mr Melde added.

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, the most anticipated report of its kind, is due out at the end of the month.


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  •  Doesn’t say anything about the perpetrators being black.  Really, doesn’t have to, not for us.  But think of all the blind, unsuspecting whites who have no idea there’s a target on them.

  • Crimes are underreported, we all know that.

  • Jed Sant Devi

    As the BRA Diversity entrenches itself in the majority through fast breeding, paid breeding, fast Amnesty, paid Amnesty, and thorough going anti White privilege enforcement, if you are White and report a crime committed by an Obama Civilan Soldier for Social Justice, you will be arrested for a racial hate crime and won’t be given a trial…

    Criminalized White Privilege is a Bill of Attainders, you’ll see…

  • Francis Galton

    Dimes to doughnuts young black males account for the vast majority of this increase (knock-out king, anyone?)  I know, I know…duh!

  • libertarian1234

    “The increase in violent crime was the result of an upward swing in assaults, which rose 22 percent, from 4million in 2010 to 5million last year.”

    Of course, it is the black on white attacks that have reached epidemic proportions that have caused such a huge increase.

    Yet not one mainstream  newspaper has come out to denounce these crimes or to highlight them in order to do their primary job which is to inform the public and be watchdogs for their safety and liberty.

    Those of us on the internet are the only ones trying to highlight this out-of-control racist mayhem that amounts to a one-sided civil war of black on white.

    Besides this site, others have added to the uproar, but we have been limited in what we could do to sound the alarm.  The semi-mainstream WND’s Colon Flaherty stuck his neck out and joined the chorus.  His book, “White Girl BLeed a Lot,” and his columns have been picked up by some high profile people and quoted,  such as Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams and others.

    He’s helped us a lot. 

    Here’s his latest column.   These incidents really disgusted me more than usual.

    • 5n4k33y35

      Colin Flaherty, not Colon Flaherty. 

  • It’s not a belief, it’s a fact. There was a policy by a former Nashville Chief of Police, Serpas, to push felony crimes to lesser charges in order to get the numbers down. Some police reports manipulated the severity of crimes, and some reports were just never filed. This is a fact.

  • StillModerated

    I’m rather puzzled by “serious violent crime.” Is there a sort of “not serious violent crime?” Maybe that’s because Obama’s trillion dollar investment in welfare has resulted in certain minorities roughing up other minorities.

  • Detroit_WASP

    Totally agree.  However, the number of people in prison is way up.  When people are in prison, they cannot commit as much crime, causing crime to go down.  

    I also believe that the use of cell phones to call 911 or record criminals is also the cause of many criminals being caught and locked up.  That is just a guess. 

    But yes, they also cook the crime books.

  • Gunrunner1

    ” The increases in violent crime experienced by whites, Hispanics, younger
    people and men accounted for the majority of the increase in violent

    This says it all. Whites are coming under a profound attack, so numerous that it actually shows up on National crime stats, EVEN THOUGH THE MEDIA SUPPRESSES THIS.

    • Pawcatch

      I’m interested what the homicide rate is now.It has been extremly low in recent years.
      If I’m not mistaken,it was 4.8 homicide per 100,000 in 2010.That’s the lowest its been since the late 50s.

  • Integration Anxiety

    While I sense your sarcasm, Bush was responsible to bringing in known convicts from South America and Central America. Many presidents in the past 30 years have been “Hispanified” and Hospitable to Mestizos. Yes a good percentage come here to work, but many send the fruits (no pun intended) of their labor back home to Mexico or Guatemala. So what one logical person ie, one with common sense, which is sorely lacking amongst the politicians of today, should say is, shall we not be creating a manufactured- based economy which pays workers a “livable” wage so these people and their families can spend $ here in the USA which will keep communities in tact, keep the tax base up, and property values and public education in high regard? Of course not. Let’s just use the South American model of keeping 95% in poverty and kowtow to the Wall Street elite. That, in a nutshell is what is wrong with Western civilization today.

  • Persona Non Grovel

    The brown hordes could turn into roving marauders but that would be suicide because rural and rustic Whites have guns and lots of land. Now lots of land means lots of shooting. Lots of shooting means lots of practice and accuracy, which means brown and black invaders (no matter how many there are) are lame ducks in areas where they are not familiar with the landscape. Even in urban warfare Whites would have the advantage because of ability to think quickly on their feet. Blacks would let their emotions get the best of them.