New figures released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) on Tuesday (22 July) showed?
New figures released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) on Tuesday (22 July) showed a soaring increase in the rate of crime in the United States.
The figures have prompted the F.B.I. to put a new "people crime-fighting" plan into action.
The new statistics reveal an eighteen percent rise in the number of violent crimes--including murder, assault and rape--over the past year, a twenty-eight per cent increase in the total of robberies, and a twenty per cent rise in burglaries.
The Bureau's new plan is to involve ordinary people in combating crime. Two F.B.I. agents will be assigned to four major cities to initiate the programme at a local level.
The project will be evaluated in four months' time.
F.B.I. Director, Clarence Kelly, held a special news conference on Tuesday to announce the new anti-crime programme. Part of his address appears on film. A transcript follows: