From the Daily Gazette:

Others were more cautious in responding to the FBI’s just-released crime statistics, noting that violent crime is at historic lows and that the increase can be attributed to specific cities, such as Detroit and Chicago.

“It’s easy to spin the FBI’s numbers in ways that strike fear into the public,” writes Arthur Rizer, a former federal prosecutor, on the political website The Hill. “Yet the reality is, the country is not being overrun by violent thugs coming to hurt us and we don’t need to prepare a mob with pitchforks to save ourselves.”

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