Police officer line-of-duty deaths are down 15 percent this year. Gunfire deaths are down 38 percent.
Odd, because a lot of reporters were calling me last year when the number were up.
"Is it Ferguson?!" "Is it Obama?!" "Are criminals less brazen?!" "Has training gotten better?!" "Are criminals worse shots?!"
[Silence of me staring at non-ringing phone]
That said, I thought I had a rather nice discussion on the Larry Mantel show the other day. Talking about the potential trade off between less incarceration and more crime.
[Near silence of me picking up old-fashioned phone to see if the dial tone is working. It is.]
For the record, just like I said last year, I don't think it's a big deal.