Thursday, March 24, 2022

Convergence and Crime Statistics - Vox Popoli - (Your FBI at work - CL)

 Read about the FBI’s latest statistical shenanigans in the context of Vox Day’s Law of Convergence: To the extent it has been converged, a converged organization will be unable to perform its primary functions.

On March 21, the FBI released their quarterly uniform crime report. Nothing unusual about that, with the UCR as its referred often used by members of the media as well as law enforcement officials to gauge violent crime in their communities. However, a funny thing happened on the way to the release, with the following note posted at the top of the home page:

“The Quarterly Uniform Crime Report was made available on March 21, 2022.

For this quarterly release, due to agency participation being under the 60 percent threshold, data trends by region and aggregate population group will not be available. Data from individual city agencies with populations of 100,000 or greater can be accessed in the Resources section below.” [emphasis added]

Hmmm. Interesting. So apparently, the FBI is claiming that not enough police agencies submitted the data used by the FBI to provide national statistics. Does that make any sense to anyone? Especially since (the last we knew) providing of those statistics is not optional?

So in other words, Democrats…and we know Democrats like the backs of our hands…will now be able to point to FBI crime statistics and claim…without context, mind you…that the crime rate which those evil Republicans have been complaining about are in fact falling.

In other words, in its attempt to hide the effects of Democratic policies on crime, the converged FBI has rendered void the purpose of its Quarterly Uniform Crime Report, as it no longer even attempts to accurately report the amount of crime taking place throughout the United States and is now useless for the purposes of historical analysis.