Violent Crime Wiki:General disclaimer


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Violent Crime Wiki at https://violentcrime.org/ is the online home of a collection of data about violent crime and its effects on America. The community working here is a voluntary association of individuals and groups who are developing an open-content common resource of different media and human technical knowledge. The structure of this site, which is a wiki, allows anyone with an Internet connection and World Wide Web browser to alter the content found here. Therefore, please be advised that nothing found here has necessarily been reviewed by professionals with the expertise necessary to provide you with complete, accurate or reliable information.

That is not to say that you will not find valuable and accurate information on Violent Crime Wiki; much of the time you will. However, Violent Crime Wiki cannot guarantee the validity of the information found here. The content of any given information may recently have been changed, vandalized or altered by someone whose opinion does not correspond with the state of knowledge in the relevant fields.

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