Good news abounds. New data from the Justice Department show the crime rate today is at a 30-year low. Sexual assaults are down 25% from two years ago. Attempted theft is down 22%. Robberies are down 27%. What`s behind this nationwide outbreak of safety? Well, the crime rate is dropping because the government is using effective tools to track and catch lawbreakers, then enforcing tough penalties against them. It seems simple, but it`s true: "Crime is prevented when career criminals are taken off the streets," as Attorney General John Ashcroft recently observed.
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