WHEREAS, the rate of crime has continued to rise throughout the country; and

WHEREAS, the Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates the number of major crimes to be more than two million a year; and

WHEREAS, the dollar cost of crime has been reliably estimated at twenty billion dollars per year; and

WHEREAS, an estimated million adults are confined in penal institutions and an estimated million and half children and adults are under probation or parole supervision each year; and

WHEREAS, in Delaware alone, each year, approximately 7,000 men and women are committed to the State Correctional Institutions; and

WHEREAS, the need for reform in the State's Correctional System as part of the overall reorganization of our State Government has been previously demonstrated; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of February 7-13, 1960, to be


in this state, and I urge all our citizens to cooperate to the fullest extent--not only this week--but throughout the year, with police and other authorities in their efforts to curb the rise in crime and to protect the lives and property of our people.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this fifth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixty and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-fourth.


J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State