You're totally, absolutely wrong about this. Key escrow does the exact opposite of what you think. It opens a total vulnerability that private criminals can exploit. No government on earth can keep escrow keys safe. They need to be used in order to unlock a message, and that means they will escape. “Backdoor” has only one meaning in this context. It’s typical of your class to think everything is nuanced and words have no meaning.
In order for a system to be usable by government or police, the skeleton key needs to be widely distributed to all police forces and government agencies with an interest in unlocking people’s private messages. That means it absolutely WILL escape into the wild and be used by what you call “private criminals”. If you think this can’t happen, you’re totally naive, and don’t know even your recent history; the Snowden docs show government back doors are not safe. All it takes is one Snowden to leak the skeleton key to put billions of back doored phones, devices and applications down, and once the genie is out of the bottle it can never ever be put back.
The only people who believe what you just wrote are those who are Computer Illiterate; they know nothing about how encryption and data work, they don’t use GPG themselves and are just making things up and parroting what they’ve gleaned second hand from some stupid mainstream media article.
Thankfully the people who actually know how things work, up to and including Apple, are immune to this sort of drivel and they will not allow a group of ignorant fools to destroy the ecommerce system that serves everyone globally. They are not peddlers of Nuance and Perspective Doctrine, know the facts and operate by them. GAME OVER!