FBI Statistics Show US Border States Less Violent

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    From the Associated Press June 3, 2010:

    Mexican border safer for police than big cities, statistics say | cleveland.com


    Well, which is it? I have been taking it as an article of faith that there has been a terrible uptick in violent crime in the border states. But FBI statistics are almost impossible to "massage". They are dependent on accurate reporting by law enforcement but as best I know, the forms to be used for reporting crime have not been altered and presumably, the SouthWestern states have had a huge incentive to report fully.

    So do we have a new, terrible crime problem or don't we?
     
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    I'm going to believe Gov. Brewer and the good folks of Arizona.
     

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