New figures released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) on Tuesday (22 July) showed?
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TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 7: KELLY: "Unless we Americans do something about crime's continuing tyranny, it will lay over our lives ever more cruelly in the future. When I say future, I mean from now on, until universal oblivion."
Crime is on the increase in the U.S.A. New figures released on Tuesday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation present a horrifying story. Roy Davis reports:
"The F.B.I. report shows that the appalling spiral of crime continues unabated in the United States. The ugly violence which plagues the nation--murder, assault and forcible rape--rose eighteen per cent...robbery was up over twenty-eight per cent over one year ago...and burglary increased twenty per cent. Attorney-General Edward ??? said these figures were now a terrifying fact of life in America. And these terrifying facts are reflected in a tally of violent crimes maintained at the Fourth District police station in the District of Columbia...where even the most sophisticated equipment cannot stem the wave of crime. F.B.I. Director Clarence Kelly--deploring the latest crime statistics--announced the creation of a pilot F.B.I. plan to involve people in combating crime. Two F.B.I. agents will be detailed to four major cities to initiate programmes at local level. The F.B.I. Director said Americans face a hopeless future of increasing crime unless everyone gets involved in fighting crime."
"Kelly said the pilot crime-stopping project would be evaluated after four months by F.B.I. officials and local police administrators in participating cities."
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REPORTER: ROY DAVIS
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Background: 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: