25 Aug 23
The “deterrent value” of law enforcement is at an all-time low!
Less than half of crimes of violence in the USA are never “solved.” Of the ones that are “solved” or “cleared,” few arrests and successful prosecutions ever result.
Less than twenty percent of property crimes are ever “solved.”
Owing to the foregoing, the majority of felonies, even forcible felonies, are never reported (what’s the point?) and thus never show-up on any statistics. Thus, as dismal as are the crime statistics we actually have, real figures are vastly worse!
Low arrest-rates are a direct result of “passionless policing” by critically under-staffed, non-supported police departments, combined with unenthusiastic prosecution by liberal, pro-criminal prosecutors, as well as mayors and city council members.
Accordingly, among VCAs in most metro areas, there is scant risk associated with physically victimizing others, at least risk represented by law enforcement. The real risk to VCAs (particularly drug traffickers) is from violence visited upon them by other VCAs, during territorial disputes.
And of course, there is always the risk of running into an armed “victim,” as frightened Americans continue to buy guns at increasing rates every month.
There is scant reason to believe that the violent crime situation in this country will improve under the current Administration.
As citizens, our personal safety depends almost exclusively upon ourselves. We are no longer “protected” by
police in the way we used to be, and may never be again!
Lifestyles need to be tweaked accordingly!