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America’s Crime Reporting Is a Mess

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America’s Crime Reporting Is a Mess

UnHerd May 11, 2022
Policing & Public SafetyAll

Bungled data is leaving us in the dark on a crucial issue

Going in to November’s midterms, the American public is deeply concerned about crime. After record-setting increases in homicide in 2020, three in four called crime a “major problem” in the United States, 61% believe it’s getting worse, and 81% expect it be a major issue in the upcoming election.

How crime has changed in Joe Biden’s second year, then, is a hugely important question. Just one small problem: we won’t really have any idea how much crime actually happened in America last year.

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Charles Fain Lehman is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. Follow him on Twitter here.

Photo by assalve/iStock

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