Does this sketch remind you of anyone?
The the national “clearance rate” for homicide in 2015 was 64.1 percent. Fifty years ago, it was more than 90 percent.
University of Maryland criminologist Charles Wellford says, “Americans should also understand that while the national rate is in the 60’s, the local rates vary widely. But because the FBI doesn’t publish local agencies’ numbers, these differences are often invisible to the public.” So local law enforcement’s reporting of their homicide stats is not always correct https://www.publicsource.org/why-is-the-fbis-count-of-local-homicides-wrong-some-police-departments-arent-properly-reporting/
And even with those homicide stats being under reported there are many more homicides, like Morgan’s murder in Garfield County, Colorado, that never get listed, because they are never investigated as a murder – because of staged crime scenes, among other reasons.
If our country is going to get ahead of the murder crisis in this country and get murderers off our streets, there needs to be a governing agency overseeing local law enforcement – one that can look into suspicious deaths that local law enforcement, in some cases, refuse to investigate. There needs to be an over-site committee, one that citizens can contact with evidence that a suspicious death could be a possible homicide. Then that committe can make a qualified decision as to why a suspicious death hasn’t been investigated and if an investigation is needed.