The federal Bureau of Justice Statistics (which sounds like where Batman’s nerdy cousin works) has published 86 reports so far this year on a broad array of topics concerning crime and law enforcement. For instance, here’s an interesting recent tweet from them promoting their November report “Suicide in Local Jails and State and Federal Prisons:”
The average suicide rate for white inmates in local jails was 93 per 100,000 during the 5-year period of 2015-19, which is 5 times the rate for black inmates (18 per 100,000) and more than 3 times the rate for Hispanic inmates (26 per 100,000). https://t.co/VldWtixTQi #BJSstats
— Bureau of Justice Statistics (@BJSgov) November 5, 2021
For example, BJS has published five reports so far in 2021 with the word “hate” in the title.
But two words no longer ever appear in the titles on BJS reports: “murder” (not since 2001) and “homicide” (not since July 2014). Here are all the BJS reports of this century with “homicide” in the title.
There used to be a standard report updated intermittently called “Homicide Trends in the United States.”
It included useful graphs such as in the 2011 update:
A document entitled “Homicide Trends in the United States” kinda sounds like an interesting and important report for the Bureau of Justice Statistics to inform the public about on a regular basis, right?
Apparently not. The last full update was published over ten years ago and a less informative version in 2013, when the Obama Administration removed all the information about the demographics of known murder offenders and instead just reported victim demographics.
After all, what is less important to keep the public well-informed about than “Homicide Trends in the United States”?
In case you are wondering, the word “homicides” last appeared in the title of a BJS report in 1999 and the word “murders” never.
This is not to say that the diligent researcher can’t find numbers about homicide trends somewhere in the hundreds of reports issued over the last decade by the BJS. But putting them together in one easy-to-find document is Just Not Done Anymore.
Note that I first complained about what the Obama Administration BJS was up to back in 2013, when I pointed out that the BJS used to have a website devoted to making it super easy to look the Homicide Trends graphs, with separate URLs for each topic, which was very convenient for online comments and debates.
Then the Obama Administration took down the website and left up only the lengthy PDF for you to download and look through.
Then in 2013 it stopped publishing in the newest PDF the radioactive data on known homicide offenders to coddle black fantasies that the reason Gun Violence Descends on black neighborhoods so much is due to all the white murderers killing blacks.
Then it stopped updating the Homicide Trends report at all and the Trump Administration did zero about it. I don’t expect the Biden Administration to bring it back either.
I apologize if my coverage of the demographics of homicide trends over the years and decades may seem repetitious and pedantic to my long-suffering readers. But, during the national insanity from May 25, 2020 to who knows when it will end, you have to admit that the powerful have succeeded in persuading a large fraction of the public to not notice what’s in front of their noses. What goes unsaid eventually goes unthought and then we start destroying our civilization because we can’t even conceive of the truth anymore.
I’ve taken on the role of the kid who points out the emperor has no clothes. But, it turns out, Hans Christian Andersen didn’t quite get it all right. Instead of suddenly realizing the truthteller is right, people tend to get mad at him, or at least wish he’d stop making such a fuss about such a minor matter as murder.
Fortunately, some people do get it, and to you I’m immensely grateful for your psychological and financial support.
Thanks to everybody who has contributed so far to the current triennial iSteve fundraiser. For those who haven’t yet, here are eight ways for you to contribute to the December fundraiser:
First: Most banks now allow fee-free money transfers via Zelle.
Zelle is really a good system: easy to use and the fees are nonexistent.
If you have a Wells Fargo bank account, you can transfer money to me (with no fees) via Wells Fargo SurePay/Zelle. Just tell WF SurePay/Zelle to send the money to my ancient AOL email address steveslrAT aol.com — replace the AT with the usual @). (Non-tax deductible.) Please note, there is no 2.9% fee like with Paypal or Google Wallet, so this is good for large contributions.
Zelle contributions are not tax deductible.
Second: if you have a Chase bank account (or even other bank accounts), you can transfer money to me (with no fees) via Chase QuickPay/Zelle (FAQ). Just tell Chase QuickPay/Zelle to send the money to my ancient AOL email address (steveslrATaol.com — replace the AT with the usual @). If Chase asks for the name on my account, it’s StevenSailer with an n at the end of Steven. (Non-tax deductible.) There is no 2.9% fee like with Paypal or Google Wallet, so this is also good for large contributions.
Fourth: You can use Paypal (non-tax deductible) by going to the page on my old blog here. Paypal accepts most credit cards. Contributions can be either one-time only, monthly, or annual. (Monthly is nice.)
Fifth: You can mail a non-tax deductible donation to:
P.O Box 4142
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Sixth: You can make a tax deductible contribution via VDARE by clicking here.
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VDARE has been kiboshed from use of Paypal for being, I dunno, EVIL. But you can give via credit cards, Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, check, money order, or stock.
Note: the VDARE site goes up and down on its own schedule, so if this link stops working, please let me know.
Seventh: send money via the Paypal-like Google Wallet to my Gmail address (that’s isteveslrATgmail .com — replace the AT with a @). (Non-tax deductible.)
Eight: You can send me Bitcoin. Bitcoin payments are not tax deductible.
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This second is if you want to enter a Bitcoin-denominated amount. (Remember one Bitcoin is currently worth many U.S. dollars.)
▲▼Ninth: I added Square [which is now Block] as a fundraising medium, although I’m vague on how it works. If you want to use Square, send me an email telling me how much to send you an invoice for. Or, if you know an easier way for us to use Square, please let me know.