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Can you spot the “potential long-term upward tick in violent crime” that Jeff Sessions sees?

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Kevin Drum posts a helpful chart so you can see what Jeff Sessions is talking about. Here’s what Sessions said:

I believe it would be unwise for Congress to restrict the discretion of the Department to fund particular prosecutions, particularly in the midst of an historic drug epidemic and potentially long-term uptick in violent crime. The Department must be in a position to use all laws available to combat the transnational drug organizations and dangerous drug traffickers who threaten American lives.

Here’s Drum’s chart, “using numbers from the National Crime Victimization Survey for 1994-2015 (see here for background). The projection for 2016 is based on an increase of 5.3 percent reported by the FBI for the first half of 2016.”

Written by LeisureGuy

13 June 2017 at 11:29 am

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