Crime Soars in Liberal Cities that Voted to Defund the Police




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DemAOCrat Congresswoman carjacked in Philadelphia in broad daylight at gun point. Maybe that will get her attention. But she got her car back b/c she’s a congresswoman.

You cant’ make this stuff up.



Illinois State Rep and husband carjacked too.

 

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America Is Having a Violence Wave, Not a Crime Wave

A historic rise in homicides in 2020—and continued bloodshed in 2021—has incited fears that after years of plummeting crime rates, the U.S. could be headed back to the bad old days, when a crime wave gripped the country from the 1970s to the 1990s. But the FBI’s “Uniform Crime Report” for 2020, released Monday, suggests something stranger: Perhaps America is in the midst of what is specifically a violence wave, not a broad crime wave. Even as violent crime rose, led by significant jumps in murders and aggravated assaults, property crime continued a years-long decline.

The murder rate rose by nearly 30 percent, the largest increase on record. There were about 21,500 murders, or 6.5 per 100,000 people. Aggravated assault, the most common form of violent crime, rose 12 percent. Among other components of the violent-crime rate, robbery actually decreased and rape reports were flat.

But property crimes overall fell 8 percent, led by drops in burglary and larceny—though motor-vehicle theft increased. This kind of divergence is very unusual, especially given how much violent crime rose. On the most basic level, the culprits for the strange year in statistics are clear: guns, the coronavirus, and protests. Big changes in the crime rate correlate with the start of the pandemic and major protests after the murder of George Floyd, as I noted last week, but figuring out how these factors work and how they are entangled with one another is difficult and perhaps impossible.

Historically, violent crime and property crime have moved in concert, but they previously diverged in 2015 and 2016, following an earlier round of widespread protests after Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri. An increase in murders in many cities also corresponds closely to protests over the summer of 2020, though experts aren’t sure why. One theory is that police who were busy patrolling some of the largest protests in American history were not patrolling other streets. Officers also may have pulled back from policing, either as a counterprotest or as an attempt to respond to political pressures.

One factor in the shocking increase in violence is very clear: “The rise in violence in 2020 appears to be almost entirely a rise in gun violence, rather than a more general increase in all forms of crime,”the Princeton sociologist Patrick Sharkey wrote to me in an email. In an average year, guns account for roughly two-thirds of American homicides, but in 2020, 77 percent of murders were shootings. More Americans are carrying guns, both legally and illegally, than they have in the past. Firearms sales shot up last year, and so did police retrievals of illegal guns.

 


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America Is Having a Violence Wave, Not a Crime Wave

A historic rise in homicides in 2020—and continued bloodshed in 2021—has incited fears that after years of plummeting crime rates, the U.S. could be headed back to the bad old days, when a crime wave gripped the country from the 1970s to the 1990s. But the FBI’s “Uniform Crime Report” for 2020, released Monday, suggests something stranger: Perhaps America is in the midst of what is specifically a violence wave, not a broad crime wave. Even as violent crime rose, led by significant jumps in murders and aggravated assaults, property crime continued a years-long decline.

The murder rate rose by nearly 30 percent, the largest increase on record. There were about 21,500 murders, or 6.5 per 100,000 people. Aggravated assault, the most common form of violent crime, rose 12 percent. Among other components of the violent-crime rate, robbery actually decreased and rape reports were flat.

But property crimes overall fell 8 percent, led by drops in burglary and larceny—though motor-vehicle theft increased. This kind of divergence is very unusual, especially given how much violent crime rose. On the most basic level, the culprits for the strange year in statistics are clear: guns, the coronavirus, and protests. Big changes in the crime rate correlate with the start of the pandemic and major protests after the murder of George Floyd, as I noted last week, but figuring out how these factors work and how they are entangled with one another is difficult and perhaps impossible.

Historically, violent crime and property crime have moved in concert, but they previously diverged in 2015 and 2016, following an earlier round of widespread protests after Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri. An increase in murders in many cities also corresponds closely to protests over the summer of 2020, though experts aren’t sure why. One theory is that police who were busy patrolling some of the largest protests in American history were not patrolling other streets. Officers also may have pulled back from policing, either as a counterprotest or as an attempt to respond to political pressures.

One factor in the shocking increase in violence is very clear: “The rise in violence in 2020 appears to be almost entirely a rise in gun violence, rather than a more general increase in all forms of crime,”the Princeton sociologist Patrick Sharkey wrote to me in an email. In an average year, guns account for roughly two-thirds of American homicides, but in 2020, 77 percent of murders were shootings. More Americans are carrying guns, both legally and illegally, than they have in the past. Firearms sales shot up last year, and so did police retrievals of illegal guns.

Don’t worry folks. It’s just murders and violence. Crime is down. Off the charts!
 

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Don’t worry folks. It’s just murders and violence. Crime is down. Off the charts!
Murdering others is much better than stealing or vandalizing one’s property 🙄
 

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It's interesting to see the suburban mayors all ganging up to stop car thefts that they all say are coming from "Minneapolis." For all those who are ignorant of code words, that means "Young black men."

I'm surprised how no one in the CRT movement or from BLM has gone down to Edina to start protesting police profiling and calling for anti-racism training in the suburban police force.

I, personally, do think the reactions of these mayors is racist at the core, even though from the reports we see, the majority of carjackings have been done by young black men.

Dilemma: How do the police crack down on carjackings without profiling people?

I will leave that up to the geniuses of the GH to resolve.
CRT is powerless when suburban woke moms no longer feel safe. Armed robberies in homes, car jackings in broad daylight, cars broken into constantly. Woke goes out the window. People have eyes.
 

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Don’t worry folks. It’s just murders and violence. Crime is down. Off the charts!
Not to mention, I’m guessing most of the property crimes haven’t even been reported.
 



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Has to do with dumbass righties thinking they can legislate culture....
Like that B Noem going against her voters and getting mj legalization overturned.

I prefer to focus on dollars and cents.
So is a politician supposed to poll people and do what the 51% want every time? Or are there times when they make decisions based on their values and then the voters decide to re-elect them or not based on the totality of their decisions?
 

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America Is Having a Violence Wave, Not a Crime Wave

A historic rise in homicides in 2020—and continued bloodshed in 2021—has incited fears that after years of plummeting crime rates, the U.S. could be headed back to the bad old days, when a crime wave gripped the country from the 1970s to the 1990s. But the FBI’s “Uniform Crime Report” for 2020, released Monday, suggests something stranger: Perhaps America is in the midst of what is specifically a violence wave, not a broad crime wave. Even as violent crime rose, led by significant jumps in murders and aggravated assaults, property crime continued a years-long decline.

The murder rate rose by nearly 30 percent, the largest increase on record. There were about 21,500 murders, or 6.5 per 100,000 people. Aggravated assault, the most common form of violent crime, rose 12 percent. Among other components of the violent-crime rate, robbery actually decreased and rape reports were flat.

But property crimes overall fell 8 percent, led by drops in burglary and larceny—though motor-vehicle theft increased. This kind of divergence is very unusual, especially given how much violent crime rose. On the most basic level, the culprits for the strange year in statistics are clear: guns, the coronavirus, and protests. Big changes in the crime rate correlate with the start of the pandemic and major protests after the murder of George Floyd, as I noted last week, but figuring out how these factors work and how they are entangled with one another is difficult and perhaps impossible.

Historically, violent crime and property crime have moved in concert, but they previously diverged in 2015 and 2016, following an earlier round of widespread protests after Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri. An increase in murders in many cities also corresponds closely to protests over the summer of 2020, though experts aren’t sure why. One theory is that police who were busy patrolling some of the largest protests in American history were not patrolling other streets. Officers also may have pulled back from policing, either as a counterprotest or as an attempt to respond to political pressures.

One factor in the shocking increase in violence is very clear: “The rise in violence in 2020 appears to be almost entirely a rise in gun violence, rather than a more general increase in all forms of crime,”the Princeton sociologist Patrick Sharkey wrote to me in an email. In an average year, guns account for roughly two-thirds of American homicides, but in 2020, 77 percent of murders were shootings. More Americans are carrying guns, both legally and illegally, than they have in the past. Firearms sales shot up last year, and so did police retrievals of illegal guns.

Wow, the narrative within this article is downright comical. Who reads this trash and buys it? No, no, no people, there’s nothing wrong here. Just sharp increases in violent deaths; but it’s ok because you have a slightly lower chance of personal theft!

I always love the good standby of whenever you have murders go up, just blame the guns. Certainly there aren’t people pulling the trigger, they just go off on their own.
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Wow, the narrative within this article is downright comical. Who reads this trash and buys it? No, no, no people, there’s nothing wrong here. Just sharp increases in violent deaths; but it’s ok because you have a slightly lower chance of personal theft!
Broke, for one.
 





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Defund the police. Maybe their slogan all along was fund the police. $1.6 billion more to combat crime is an interesting move.
 

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On the surface, it appears the cops were keeping the baddies from running wild.
 


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A dozen US cities set annual murder records with three weeks left in 2021

At least 12 major US cities have already set historical murder records in 2021, even as three weeks remain in the year. Philadelphia, the nation’s sixth largest city, recorded 523 murders as of Dec. 7, surpassing its formal grim milestone of 500 murders, which was set in 1990, police data showed. The City of Brotherly Love had recorded significantly more murders in 2021 than New York City’s 443, despite having approximately six times fewer residents.

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Experts have said the recent rise in national crime in smaller cities, suburban and rural areas, came even as the country’s biggest cities had become much safer since the crack cocaine epidemic several decades ago. “In the ’90s, New York and Los Angeles accounted for 13.5% of all murders nationally. Last year, it was under 4%,” data consultant Jeff Asher told NPR in September. “So it’s a lot more diffuse than it was in the ’90s.”

The US city with the most homicides was Chicago, the nation’s third largest. Chicago’s 753 murders so far to date this year were still well behind its 1970 record of 954 killings, according to ABC. Some criminologists have blamed the soaring murder rate on pandemic-related stress, criminals having too much free time, political and racial conflicts exacerbated by the police murder of George Floyd, and the subsequent retirement of police officers en masse.

 

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Memphis ranked No. 1 most dangerous city

Memphis has been ranked as the most dangerous city in the United States, according to a 24/7 Wall St. study using FBI statistics. Memphis is also ranked with the second highest homicide rate than any U.S. metro area. In 2019, there were 237 homicides reported. That number climbed to 327 in 2020, which is about a 38 percent increase. So far this year, more homicides have already been reported than in 2020.

Little Rock, Arkansas also ranked in the top 10 most dangerous cities. Jackson, Tennessee, just east of Memphis, ranked No. 39 for violent crime. New Orleans was ranked No. 40 in crime rates and placed fourth in homicides. Nashville, almost a three-hour drive from Memphis, fell one step behind New Orleans at No. 41 and saw a 29 percent surge in homicides this year.

 


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This should help if it passes:

Washington state Democratic lawmakers have proposed a new bill that would lessen penalities for drive-by shooting murderers to "promote racial equity" in the criminal justice system even though the state has been ranked among the worst in the country for drive-by shootings.

 

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This should help if it passes:

Washington state Democratic lawmakers have proposed a new bill that would lessen penalities for drive-by shooting murderers to "promote racial equity" in the criminal justice system even though the state has been ranked among the worst in the country for drive-by shootings.

They didn’t mean “lessen” when they said “lessen”.
 



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Defund the police. Maybe their slogan all along was fund the police. $1.6 billion more to combat crime is an interesting move.
Defund the police is dumb but federalizing police is even dumber.
 


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That was always the end game of the left. Ruin cities, stir hatred for local police, sow division, shut down debate and bring in the Feds. They want everything in the hands of central planners. Just like China.
Delusional
 


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That was always the end game of the left. Ruin cities, stir hatred for local police, sow division, shut down debate and bring in the Feds. They want everything in the hands of central planners. Just like China.
Another clear-eyed, rational take.
 




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