--Jan Barstow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
US Japan Factor Diff.
Number incarcerated 1,726,400 55,348 31.2x 1,671,052
per 100k pop 664 46.1 14.4x 617.9
Number of murders 24,530 1,684 14.6x 22,846
Murder rate/100k 9.4 1.4 6.7x 8
for murders 62% 96.9% .64x -34.9%
Murders resolved 15,208 1,631 9.3x 13,577
per capita 5.8 1.3 4.5x 4.5
The US has the world's highest incarceration rate per 100,00 population, 14.4 times higher than Japan, which puts 1,671,052 more Americans behind bars than the number of Japanese behind bars. We also have one of the world's highest violent crime rates, with a murder rate 6.7 times higher than Japan. Part of the problem is that the "clearance rate" for murder (the percent of murders resolved) decreased from 93% 3 decades ago (a rate equivalent to Japan now), to 62% today.
If the clearance rate for violent crimes like murder is 4.5 times higher than Japan, then how can you account for an incarceration rate which is 14.4 times higher--a 9.9x difference? If the incarceration rate were only 4.5x that of Japan, there would be 'only' 549,743 Americans behind bars--1,121,309 fewer than there now are.
False accusations against and false convictions of men, for nebulous and specious charges like child abuse, spousal abuse, spousal rape, and date rape, filed mostly by unscrupulous women against men, make up the majority of this extra 1,121,309 US inmates. This is partly because those who file such charges know that they won't be prosecuted, and that even if they are prosecuted, they know that the probability that they will be punished is low.
A clue about what is happening here is the fact that only 5.5% of the 1,671,052 Americans behind bars--91,908 of them--are women, even though 55% of the defendants of child murder are women, and even though 11 different studies confirm that women initiate 55-60% of domestic violence.
If men are the defendants of child murder only 45% of the time, and if they initiate only 40-45% of domestic violence, then why do males constitute 84.5% of the prison population? Another indication that false accusations and false convictions are a big problem here, and that false convictions are a large part of the extra 1,121,309 Americans behind bars, is the FBI study of the DNA evidence of convicted "rapists", which showed that the *convicted* "rapist" didn't even match the DNA at the "crime" scene.
There is no way to reduce this high incarceration rate, to reduce the rate of false accusation and false convictions, or to establish "gender equality" in the justice system, unless and until those who file false charges are punished "to the fullest extent of the law". What could possibly cause more social chaos than to fail to punish those who attempt to abuse and misuse the terrible forces of the world's largest and most incompetent justice system?