Wednesday, October 05, 2022

More FBI Nonsense

 One of the things that we rely on when tracking crime in a certain place is the FBI's crime report.  Only, it turns out that they have been under-reporting certain types of incidents, like the frequency of a good guy with a gun stopping a bad guy with a fun.  According to Jazz Shaw at

One thing we have traditionally relied on when analyzing trends in violent crime is the FBI’s annual reports covering a variety of crime statistics. But what if those statistics are wildly inaccurate? In at least one category, that appears to have been the case in recent years. A new report from John Lott’s Crime Prevention Research Center demonstrates that the FBI records very few active shooting incidents where armed citizens have stepped up to put an end to the killing. But according to these statistics, it happens far more often than the Bureau’s records claim. How far off was the FBI? During the seven-year period from 2014 through 2021, the agency reported that only 4.4% of active shooting events were ended by armed citizens, but Lott’s figures indicate that the number was actually more than 34%. That’s a very large discrepancy to account for. (Fox News)

Here is the link from Fox News

I trust John Lott's analysis more than I trust the FBI.  Lott has done exemplary work over the years.  The FBI, not so much.  But, if they are manipulating crime stats to reflect political agendas, I don't think they could sink much lower.


Justin_O_Guy said...

What!??! You expect me to believe that The Premier law enforcement agency in America, the one we look to for unbiased and honest information, would Knowingly and Intentionally produce statistics that diminish the argument For the People being armed?

I'm old enough to remember Red Skelton and his hilarious
NOOOO!! in response to such an obvious piece of evidence that is just not a surprise.
Now that we know the things we know, I have to wonder how many defendants have been sent to prison on evidence provided by the FBI Crime Lab.
Do we redefine Crime Lab as the place the government cooks up evidence, a Laboratory where evidence of a crime is created?

Old NFO said...

Interesting... and not really surprising anymore.

Jonathan H said...

I'm not surprised at all...
It also appears they are increasing crime numbers that they can blame on white supremacists - I saw recently where they claimed white supremacists were the biggest crime threat in the US by counting putting up posters as equal to murder...

Anonymous said...

Its not just trying to decipher a challenging situation to determine facts.
DELIBERATELY REPORTED ERRONEOUS DATA, itself felonious, should have its sentence doubled if done with political motivations, which this most certainly is.