Crime in perspective: Utah remains one of the safest states, crime nationwide not a growing problem

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  • spring street SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Sept. 24, 2013 10:12 p.m.

    I lived in New York for several years, never had a problem, felt very safe, maybe the problem iis not rose colored glasses but rather the dark lenses that some hold onto despite the facts they are presented with.

  • caleb in new york Glen Cove, NY
    Sept. 24, 2013 2:02 p.m.

    I just read a book recently about corruption in the NYPD which said that even in the last 5 years there has been a major problem of under-reporting of crimes by the NYPD in order to try help give a better appearance for the city - (i.e. "Hey come visit! come move here! New York City is safe!"). this was due to major top-down pressure coming from the higher ups in the police department and the mayor's office.

    its hard to know what data and statistics to trust nowadays.

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    Sept. 24, 2013 10:50 a.m.

    Sadly crime and immorality are not synonymous. Perhaps the reason we see things deteriorating around us and yet "crimes" are said to be less is because laws change, they come and go.

    For example fornication, adultery, sodomy, and even prostitution are or can be perfectly "legal" nowadays, or else adultery laws etc are not prosecuted. Things that were illegal are now legal, things that should be illegal are not, and laws are not always prosecuted.

    You present a rosy picture but, in my "view", rosy spectacles are tinted and do not give the clearest picture. Love also is blind and many loving people consequently do not see well.

    I would like to propose some additional views. "Law" also can be used to perpetrate immoral preyings upon our fellow men. Can we at least agree that judiciaries are not always wise, and in come cases perhaps not even ethical. Many a man has been robbed by a pen or someone masquerading in judicial robes, or, neatly attired in the very place of legislation, national or local, can prescribe grievousness, and decree unrighteous decrees.