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How hard is it to dig up statistics of the incidence of similar crimes in the general population? (I don't know the answer to that question.)
Along with the dates of the crimes and/or convictions DCA has provided, then one could maybe come up with a statement like "the number of people who were Scientologists (needs a clarifying definition in this case, such as "described themselves as Scios" or "had completed one or more training or auditing services in the CofS, even if 20 years prior" or "looked at a Dianetics book once but never did anything with it" or whatever) and were convicted of felonies — per the referenced data — is greater/lesser [delete one] than the number in the general population for the same time period."
This may be a somewhat meaningful statement. It's like the OTs dying of cancer. Sure, lots of OTs have died of cancer. But does it MEAN ANYTHING? That data is not known.
Plus the cause/effect relationship is not known. A criminal who then dabbles in Scn, or even embraces it wholeheartedly, may remain criminal. Scn is not "to blame" for the criminality, unless one is assuming that contact with Scn magically erases all criminal tendencies.
I dunno, this is just raw data. Once it's a bit more finished, people can start doing work to analyze it if they'd like. My requirements for this list are that it was an active Scientologist and not someone who had left the church, someone who had been convicted and found guilty in a court of law, and someone where the proof of their conviction came from something other than ARS or just a critics site like a news source I could check or a court document. I just wanted to get accurate, researched info out there because it's already out there, just not organized. Also, when they call me a terrorist who is part of a hate group that they claim committed all kinds of unknown and unproven crimes, I can always go neener neener neener.