The recidivism rates in the US are indeed very high (search on Daniel Horowitz writing on this). 68% of all release state prisoners are arrested within 3 year, 79% within 6 years and 83% in 9 years.

Drug and property crimes are about 60% of felony convictions.

There are two basic ways for the government to deter crime: increase punishment (more prison) or increase the probability of being caught and prosecuted (more enforcement personnel).

The US and EU both spend about 1.2% of GDP on police and prisons, but while the EU spends about 5 to 1 in favor of police, the US spends just 1.5 to 1.

Adults in Texas will be legally allowed to openly carry knives with blades longer than 5.5 inches. This includes daggers, spears and even machetes, but carrying a plastic self-defense key chain is still illegal under a Texas law that bans brass knuckles. Hard to believe— but true.

1 in 10 children will be abused before the age 18.
73% of child sex abuse victims never tell anyone.
92% of children know their abuser.
Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center served nearly 6500 children and their non-offending family members last year.

Dallas Police Department Internal Affairs Division investigated 440 internal and external complaints which is less than 0.04% of the total contacts that police had with citizens in 2018.  198 of the 440 complaints were internal department complaints.  This tells us that the police are policing their own officers. How many businesses can make the same claim?

Over 7 million people a year are victims of stalking and these victim’s range in age from high school students and young adults to senior citizens. In the US, approximately 15 percent of women and 6 percent of men have been a victim of stalking during their lifetimes. About 20 percent of stalkers use a weapon to harm the victim.

Across the country there are more than 850,000 registered sex offenders.
Of these about 50,000 are non-compliant.
Across the country there are approximately 800,000 law enforcement officers. The country has more sex offenders than police.

There are approximately 400,000 missing children reports in the country.
1 in 4 girls will be sexually assaulted before adulthood.
1 in 6 boys will sexually victimized before adulthood.


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