Biden: Facts Lost in Translation

On October 19 Jason Mattera of Human Events gave Vice President Joe Biden the opportunity to clarify his assertion that rape and murder would increase if the Republicans failed to pass the president's Jobs bill.  Mr. Biden insisted that "Murder will continue to rise, rape will continue to rise, all crimes will continue to rise," without the Jobs bill. The curious thing about this is that, at least in this country, violent crimes have been steadily decreasing since at least 1991 according to this table provided by the FBI. With a few exceptions, like 2005-2006, Violent Crime, Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter, and Forcible Rape have gone down just about every year. Since 1991 the violent crime rate has declined from 758.2 per 100,000 population to 403.6 in 2010. The murder and non-negligent manslaughter rate has gone from 9.8 to 4.8, and the forcible rape rate has fallen from 42.3 to 27.5 in the twenty-year period. This is from the FBI, the Federal Bureau of Investigation,...(Read Full Post)