In a government report, reported in USA Today, the Justice Department's National Crime Victimization Survey shows a sharp 17% increase in violent crime which reverses a 20 year trend of lowering violent crime.
As a forum member here for a long time, I've suspected there has been a rising trend in violent crime based on the high numbers of anecdotal violence reported in this forum all the time. This just reinforces why it is prudent for people to be cognizant of crime in their area, and to take responsibility for their own protection. It also reinforces why a person who has a ccw permit should be carrying their guns at all times and not just on a part time basis.
Report: Violent crime rises sharply, reversing trend
Originally Posted by USA Today