Compiled by The Associated Press
Fort Worth Star-Telegram on crime rates (Aug. 27):
Be sad — but not scared
When our newscasts and social media are inundated with reports of violent crime, we become not only fearful but forgetful.
From the round-the-clock news updates and frightening true-crime TV shows, it’s easy to think violent crime is worse than ever.
No. Violent crime in America is half what it was 20 years ago, according to the FBI Crime in the United States report.