Why we do not understand how dangerous crime within the U.S. actually is

Almost 40% of regulation enforcement businesses throughout the nation didn’t report their 2021 crime knowledge to the FBI. That features cities like New York and LA. And one other 20% reported incomplete knowledge, together with town of Chicago. That is all based on data offered to Axios native from a partnership with the Marshall Mission.

  • Plus, President Biden’s balancing act on Saudi Arabia
  • And, the worth of encouraging our children to debate

Visitors: Axios’ Dave Lawler, Monica Eng and Jessica Pandey.

Credit: Axios At present is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird and Alex Sugiura. Music consists by Evan Viola. You’ll be able to attain us at [email protected]. You’ll be able to textual content questions, feedback and story concepts to Niala as a textual content or voice memo to 202-918-4893.

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NIALA: Good morning! Welcome to Axios At present! It’s Wednesday, June fifteenth. I’m Niala Boodhoo. Right here’s what we’re watching right this moment: why we don’t understand how dangerous crime within the U.S. actually is. Plus, the worth of encouraging our children to debate. However first: President Biden’s balancing act with Saudi Arabia… is right this moment’s One Huge Factor.

NIALA: The White Home introduced yesterday that President Biden will go to Saudi Arabia in July, the place he’s anticipated to fulfill with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The White Home needs to deal with sky excessive oil costs, but in addition faces strain to carry Saui Arabia accountable on human rights. Right here to elucidate what’s behind all of that is Axios world editor Dave Lawler. Hey Dave.

DAVE LAWLER: Hello, Niala

NIALA: Dave first, we heard various things yesterday from the US and Saudi Arabia concerning the goal of the journey and who’s assembly who?

DAVE: Yeah, so it was actually fascinating. I used to be on this briefing name that the White Home did, to put out the stops on the journey. They usually mentioned, he’ll meet with “his Saudi hosts” after which requested who that was, he mentioned King Salman the crown Prince’s father after which finally he mentioned, and he’ll in all probability see the crown prince. When the Saudis put out their very own announcement, they mentioned explicitly that Biden and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman can be assembly. And this was clearly the massive query mark that was hanging on the market forward of this journey. As a result of Biden mentioned on the marketing campaign path that he was able to make Saudi Arabia a pariah over the homicide of Jamal Khashoggi and their human rights abuses. Now, as you mentioned, oil costs are sky excessive, they’ve enterprise that they wanna do with the Saudis and Biden is at this level keen to have a gathering with the crown prince, regardless of the criticism that they know is coming over this.

NIALA: Proper and so this was a brutal assassination of a Washington Submit columnist. What has been the Biden administration’s response to criticism that this all appears to have gone out of the window, due to excessive oil costs?

DAVE: Yeah. So if we again as much as the start of the administration, they did put out this doc, mainly blaming the crown prince, uh, saying he is chargeable for what occurred, to Jamal Khashoggi. In order that criticism got here early on, however there was additionally on the similar time a recognition on the White Home aspect that they have been gonna need to, you recognize, work together with the Saudis. And so it was, how do you handle that? How do you each work together with the Saudis on issues like Iran, which was one of many urgent points, but in addition, you recognize, preserve your distance from the crown prince himself. Now they’ve determined, I assume, that that is untenable and that Biden will probably be assembly with the crown prince. What they are saying is, “we have reset this relationship, however we do not wanna rupture this relationship.” Mainly, there are US pursuits which might be tied up within the relationship with Saudi Arabia and we do not need to undermine our personal pursuits by isolating the crown prince. Clearly when the 2 shake palms, if there is a photographer within the room, that is an image they do not need going world wide, nevertheless it’s a choice that they’ve determined it is value it to have this assembly.

NIALA: President Biden additionally plans to go to the occupie d West Financial institution throughout this journey and meet with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas. What are we anticipating to see out that assembly?

DAVE: So this might truly be a fairly tense assembly. Biden additionally promised through the marketing campaign to reopen the US consulate in Jerusalem that was the first, you recognize, level at which diplomacy with the Palestinians came about. They haven’t achieved that primarily due to political strain from the Israeli aspect. The Palestinians assume that mainly the Biden administration has bent over backwards to accommodate Israel, has not taken their wants into consideration as a lot as they want. The White Home has been conducting some diplomacy with the Palestinians forward of the go to to attempt to cut back a few of these considerations and to attempt to facilitate a extra pleasant assembly with Abbas. However the ambiance will not be very hot, heading into that assembly.

DAVE : Axios world editor, Dave Lawler. Thanks Dave.

DAVE: Thanks Niala.

NIALA In a second, lacking U.S. crime knowledge makes it arduous to fact-check politicians.

NIALA: Welcome again to Axios At present! I’m Niala Boodhoo. Almost 40% of regulation enforcement businesses throughout the nation didn’t report their 2021 crime knowledge to the FBI. That features cities like New York and LA. And one other 20% reported incomplete knowledge, together with town of Chicago. That is all based on data offered to Axios native from a partnership with the nonprofit, the Marshall Mission and Axios Chicago reporter Monica Eng is right here with extra data. Hey Monica.

MONICA ENG: Hey Niala.

NIALA: So let’s discuss Chicago. Chicago reported simply half of its crime knowledge from 2021. Why?

MONICA: Nicely, it was about seven months. Yeah, about half. They usually mentioned that they have been, you recognize, transitioning to this new system. And by the point they acquired up and working with the brand new system, they solely had seven months left to report. Why they did not return and report the opposite 5 months, they did not inform us.

NIALA: Why did the swap occur to start with?

MONICA: Nicely, the FBI needed to maneuver to a reporting system that gathered extra particular data on every incident. And what we discovered by reporting this out in so many alternative areas the place Axios native reporters are working, is that each totally different regulation enforcement company, whether or not it is state or native or county, has kind of a unique means of reporting these items.

NIALA: Is that the identical clarification different cities have additionally given for why this knowledge is so incomplete final 12 months?

MONICA: Yeah, we’re listening to a wide range of causes, however most of them need to do with the transition. Some in Peoria, as an illustration, in Illinois mentioned that simply final week, they lastly acquired licensed to begin importing as a result of that they had coding points with their vendor. And also you’re listening to this throughout the state that it was this technical situation or this division not transferring it to this division. However others say, you recognize, guys, you had a number of years to make this alteration. Why have been you simply doing it on the final minute?

NIALA: The place else are we seeing gaps in different cities then? We talked about New York, LA, Chicago. You talked about Peoria. Is that this taking place all around the nation?

MONICA: Yeah. I imply, our Philadelphia colleagues, um, mentioned that they have been advised that, the Philly police division was unable to gather their knowledge till the brand new reporting system went stay in April. And De Moines, they mentioned they moved to a brand new information administration system that wasn’t appropriate with the Iowa system. If you take a look at the map that we’ve got on axios.com, you see that a few of the greatest issues are in Illinois, Florida, California, after which the world round Philadelphia and New York.

NIALA: This appears significantly problematic as a result of crime is prime of thoughts for a lot of voters this 12 months. We simply noticed this, for instance, final week within the California main, do we all know as this turns into such a political speaking level, if individuals are speaking concerning the right data?

MONICA: Nicely, I imply, with out at the very least 40% of the division’s reporting, you recognize, there’s a massive hole and that makes it more durable to make claims. It makes it more durable to research crime traits and it makes it more durable to reality verify claims that politicians are making about cities.

NIALA: Monica Eng is an Axios native reporter in Chicago. Thanks, Monica.

MONICA: Thanks.

NIALA: One last item for you to consider right this moment: Most dad and mom need their youngsters to cease arguing. Nevertheless it seems, we would need to encourage them to do it extra – when achieved systematically and respectfully, it may possibly assist develop management abilities… Oprah Winfrey, a number of U.S. presidents and 4 Supreme Courtroom justices have been all highschool debaters. I requested Axios’ Erica Pandey about her reporting on how debate abilities assist us turn out to be higher at disagreeing… in a divided time.

ERICA PANDEY: So it seems a few of the most influential individuals we all know, like Bruce Springsteen, like Ketanji Brown Jackson, like Indra Nooyi, have been all highschool debaters. And the explanation highschool debate is among the only methods to organize for management and influencing society is since you be taught these vital abilities. And that is what Bo Search engine marketing, who’s a former Harvard debate coach, was writing about in his new e book ‘Good Arguments’. We’re all fairly horrible at disagreeing with each other doing so respectful. However debaters be taught core tenants of arguments and breakdown, arguments into the physics of what is going on on. Like what is the level? Why is it true? Who cares? And if you break it right down to this, it turns into simpler to be clear, to be persuasive and to see the opposite aspect. That’s Axios enterprise reporter Erica Pandey.

NIALA: That’s all we’ve acquired for you right this moment! Textual content me your suggestions and story concepts: I’m at (202) 918-4893. I’m Niala Boodhoo – thanks for listening – keep secure and we’ll see you again right here tomorrow morning.

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