Crime falls in the US. Are you safer today? – The Christian Science Monitor – CSMonitor.com.
Some really good graphics on the significant drop in crime over the last two decades in the United States. Nothing particularly surprising if you have seen any of these stats from recent years but always good to see and remember when people mistakenly think crime is getting worse in America.
The regional and city data is fairly interesting to see. Many might be surprised to see New York City fairing so well in the rankings.
A good article in the NYT on how the Indian police forces are poorly equipped and even less motivated to address sex crimes against women. And what is even more woeful is none of the discussed problems are easily or quickly solved.
There is no more heinous or vile crime than a sex crime. Rather one engages in incestuous sexual relations with a child, or commits male-on-male rape in a single-sex penitentiary, or participates in the rape of an estimated 15,000 German women during the Soviet occupation of Berlin during the last days of WWII. So here are two articles from the NYT on the issue of sex crimes in India and other countries (including the U.S.) that outline the horrors of sex crimes worldwide in light of the rape of a young Indian woman who was gang-raped, and later died, on a crowded bus.
Article on Indian sex crimes here.
Nicholas Kristof Op-ed here.