FAMM Statement on 2016 FBI Crime Statistics
Washington, DC – In response to today’s release of the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report for 2016, which shows an increase in violent crime in the United States, FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement:
This isn’t really news. We knew crime increased in some cities in 2016. What’s more important is that the preliminary numbers for 2017 indicate that the temporary rise was just that—temporary. That’s important because Attorney General Sessions suggested earlier this year that a “permanent” rise in violent crime required a return to old, counterproductive policies. It turns out that the crime rate plateaued before the attorney general put his policies in place. But mark my words, at this time next year, the attorney general will be taking credit for the 2017 stabilization in crime.
FAMM, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, promotes commonsense sentencing and prison policies that increase public safety.
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