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Viral porch pirate videos freak people out, cause unrealistic concern

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Victor Mcbride
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Do porch pirate videos on social media give you the jitters?

If that’s the case, recent FBI crime report statistics may put you somewhat at ease.

Violent crimes against people and property crime rates have fallen steadily since 1993, according to both FBI and Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Historically low crime rates notwithstanding, however, more people today worry about crime than in any previous generation, according to findings by pollster Scott Rasmussen noted by Circa.

Purported porch pirate videos posted on Facebook and other social sites are partly responsible for the public’s concerns because they exaggerate people’s perception of crime rates.

“We are a security-conscious nation,” Rasmussen said.

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