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song lyrics and mp3 audio files http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/ (all of which are a part of this Web site) can be accessed simply by selecting the "htm" file for the song you want;

poetry http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/poetry.htm;

quotations http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/quotations.htm; and

essays written by Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/articles_larry_blakeley.htm,

all of which are used to tell the story in this Web site, can be accessed by going to each respective link set out above.

My son, Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larryblakeley_photos_jpeg.htm manages this Web site.

Major Roy James Blakeley (December 10, 1928 - July 22, 1965) - USAF (KIA)

When I was young my dad would say
Come on son let's go out and play

No matter how hard I try
No matter how many tears I cry
No matter how many years go by
I still can't say goodbye

- "I Still Can't Say Goodbye," Performer: Chet Atkins

MP3 audio file/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/still_cant_say_goodbye.htm

For a larger image click on the photograph.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI’s) National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) provides detailed information about crimes reported to law enforcement, including law enforcement’s assessments of which crimes were committed by adult offenders and/or juvenile offenders.

Analysis of NIBRS data from 1997 and 19982 shows that 19% of the victims of nonfatal violent crimes were victimized by a juvenile offender—either a juvenile acting alone, multiple juveniles, or juvenile and adult offenders acting together. About two-thirds (62%) of the victims of nonfatal violence committed by juvenile offenders
were themselves younger than 18, and about one-third (38%) were adults. Other findings include the following:

The National Incident-Based Reporting System The National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is intended to replace the current Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) system with one that collects a wide range of data on a variety of crimes. NIBRS includes information on victims, offenders, and incident circumstances (e.g., multiple victims, offenders, and/or crimes that may be part of the same episode). Data originate with local law enforcement personnel, who record information on crimes that come to their attention. To be counted, an incident need only be reported and investigated. The incident does not have to be cleared or result in an arrest.

Implementation of NIBRS began in 1988, and participation by states and local agencies, which is voluntary, has grown gradually. In 1997 and 1998, the years covered by the data used in this Bulletin, 17 states contributed data; however, 98% of victim records came from 11 of these states: Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia.

Because only three states (Idaho, Iowa, and South Carolina) had full participation by all local jurisdictions, and only three cities with populations greater than 500,000 (Austin, TX; Memphis, TN; and Nashville, TN) participated, victimization in large urban areas is particularly underrepresented.

Although the NIBRS data for 1997 and 1998 are not nationally representative, they reflect the experiences of a large number of the victims of juvenile violence. The participating states reported that 667,679 persons were victims of violent crime and that 126,462 (19%) of those victims faced at least one juvenile offender.

Despite their limitations, the NIBRS data provide valuable information about the extent and nature of violent crimes committed by juveniles.

- "Victims of Violent Juvenile Crime," Carl McCurley, Research Associate and Howard N. Snyder, Director of Systems Research, National Center for Juvenile Justice, with funds provided by Office of Justice Programs to support the National Juvenile Justice Data Analysis Project of the U.S. Department of Justice http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Partnerships for Safer Communities, July 2004.

Full DjVu Report here.