Crime: It's Really Rising

The volume of crime in the U.S. has risen 58% since 1958, and is growing six times as fast as the population.

That was nearly the biggest and most generalized statistic that Cartha Dekle ("Deke") DeLoach, 45, who is regarded as heir apparent to FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, cited to the American Farm Bureau Federation convention last week.

A onetime Stetson University football star, DeLoach joined the FBI in 1942, and save for a two-year hitch in the wartime Navy, has climbed steadily through the ranks ever since. Since 1959, when he was put in charge of the bureau's crime-records...

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