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Submitted by JustMe (United States), Feb 27, 2006 at 12:25

U.S. Department of Justice • Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Statistics

Crime and Victims Statistics

Violent crime rates declined since 1994, reaching the lowest level ever recorded in 2004.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reports,--

The violent crime rate decreased 2.2% from 2003 to 2004. From 1995 to 2004 the rate fell 32.0%.

I think that shows quite a bit of progress. You can look at the cup half empty or half full, but I see a reduction of 32% in violent crimes as a good thing. Now, how about those statistics from your world? Was that Bangladesh being touted as a model for us? Yikes! It may be difficult finding accurate statistics seeing as selling a woman or a child for sex probably isn't figured in as rape, since it was a legit business transaction in Bangladesh.

Here's the site I found these stats at: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/cvictgen.htm

One more point, a physical assault can be as little as someone squeezing your arm or even spitting on someone in our country. So some of the stats you quoted may be a bit inflated.
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