Six major cities on pace to pass historic 2021 violent crime totals halfway through 2022

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  one week ago  •  40 comments

By:   Michael Lee (Fox News)

Six major cities on pace to pass historic 2021 violent crime totals halfway through 2022
Six major U.S. cities have recorded an increase of violent crime halfway through the year compared to already historic 2021 numbers, with New York City leading the surge.

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Violent crimes are on the rise in six of America's major cities and set to outpace the already historic levels of 2021 violent crime.

Baltimore, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and New York City are all on pace to break their 2021 levels of violent crime halfway through this year, with the nation's largest city leading the group, according to crime data reviewed by Fox News. New York City has seen a 25.8% jump in violent crime at this point in 2022 compared to the same time in 2021, despite seeing a small decrease in the amount of homicides recorded in the city.

Violent crime, which is typically defined as homicide, rape, assault, and robbery, had already been on the rise since 2020. Homicides have been one of the factors driving up rates of violent crime, rising 30% from 2019 to 2020 and another 5% between 2020 and 2021.

The nation's capital has seen violent crime continue to rise in 2022 as well, recording a 12% increase in such incidents compared to 2021 at the halfway point of this year. Los Angeles came in next with an 8.6% increase so far this year, while Philadelphia and Baltimore have recorded increases in violent crime of 7% and 6.1% respectively. Atlanta rounded out the group of six, seeing a violent crime increase of 5.5% compared to this time last year.

Both Democratic lawmakers and members of the media have pushed the movement to defund police.

Fox News Digital also attempted to evaluate violent crime in other cities such as St. Louis, Houston, and San Antonio but was unable to find up-to-date data in those cities.

Experts have continued to debate factors that contributed to the crime surge in recent years, pinning the blame on pandemic restrictions, a lack of policing during times of increased crime, and widespread protests led by the Black Lives Matter movement that have called for the defunding of police departments.

"Violent-crime increase—call it Ferguson Effect 2.0 or the Minneapolis Effect— has come on with a speed and magnitude that make Ferguson 1.0 seem tranquil," the Manhattan Institute's Heather Mac Donald said during 2020's crime wave. "George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police in late May was justly condemned — but the event has now spurred an outpouring of contempt against the pillars of law and order that has no precedent in American history."

The surge in violent crime has also been a politically challenging topic for the White House, with President Joe Biden encouraging localities to use American Rescue Plan funds to beef up police departments ahead of what is expected to be a summer crime wave.

"Use these funds we made available to you to prioritize public safety," Biden said last month. "Do it quickly, before the summer, when crime rates typically surge. Taking action today is going to save lives tomorrow. So, use the money. Hire the police officers. Build up your emergency response systems. Invest in proven solutions."


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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1  seeder  Vic Eldred    one week ago

Both Democratic lawmakers and members of the media have pushed the movement to defund police.

AKA social justice.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2  Tessylo    one week ago

Show me the defunding.

Not budget cuts.

DEFUNDING.

No one has pushed to defund police, NO ONE.   Reallocating resources to include other entities doesn't mean DEFUNDING POLICE.  

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @2    one week ago

Exactly, a reallocation of funding, all lower case, is more accurate.  Some folks picked a negative and wrong term: 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Masters Principal
2.1.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1    one week ago
de·fund
/dēˈfənd/
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verb
US
1. prevent from continuing to receive funds.
 
So if they are reallocating, they are preventing the police from continuing to receive the funds they have chosen to reallocate. Not ALL funds but nonetheless....................... Defunding.
 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1    one week ago

I'm sure it's the alt-right who chose that term or who claim the left has

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.1.3  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.2    one week ago

The sick bastards, I’m sure that your right.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.1.4  Tessylo  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.1.3    one week ago

I know that I'm correct the majority of the time.  

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.1.5  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.4    one week ago

More than the majority, I've never known you to be wrong,  

 
 
 
Greg Jones
Professor Guide
2.2  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @2    one week ago
"Not budget cuts.

DEFUNDING."

Amounts to the same thing..

DUH!

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.2.1  Tessylo  replied to  Greg Jones @2.2    one week ago

That's not what I said.

DUH!

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.2.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.1    one week ago

No, but what you said, you said beautifully.  Keep it up!.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.2.3  Tessylo  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.2.2    one week ago

What would I do without you?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.2.4  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.3    one week ago

I hope we never have to find out.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.2.5  Tessylo  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.2.4    one week ago

Hint:  I do just fine without you.  

You'll find that out sooner than me I'm sure.  

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.2.6  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.5    one week ago
You'll find that out sooner than me I'm sure.  

At least then I won't have to gone without you.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.2.7  Tessylo  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.2.6    one week ago

How will you go on without me?

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
Freshman Expert
2.3  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Tessylo @2    one week ago
Reallocating resources to include other entities doesn't mean DEFUNDING POLICE.  

defund

 (diːˈfʌnd)

vb (tr)
1. to remove the funds from (a person, organization, or scheme)
Ya gotta "Take from" in order to "Reallocate elsewhere" !
 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
3  Sparty On    one week ago

Shitholes will be shitholes.

Reaping what they have sown.

Congrats on your successful Democrat leadership.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
4  Tessylo    one week ago

Reallocating resources and budget cuts do not = defunding police.  

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Masters Principal
4.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Tessylo @4    one week ago

If you are taking money away by reallocating it to something unrelated OR cutting the amount, you are defunding, period.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
4.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @4    one week ago

Hillary Clinton in a recently dismissed the effectiveness of the "Defund the Police" movement, arguing that there needed to be a balance in maintaining public safety and boosting accountability.

"You need accountable measures, but you also need policing. It doesn't even pass the common-sense politics test not to believe that."

"Some positions are so extreme on both the right and the left that they retreat to their corners ... Politics should be the art of addition not subtraction."

I wonder where she got the erroneous idea that there was a Defund the Police Movement?  Probably some alt-right sick bastards tricked her.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
4.2.1  Tessylo  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @4.2    one week ago

Where's your citation for Hillary's remarks?

 
 
 
Greg Jones
Professor Guide
4.2.2  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @4.2.1    one week ago
 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Masters Principal
4.2.3  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Greg Jones @4.2.2    one week ago

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
4.2.4  Tessylo  replied to  Greg Jones @4.2.2    one week ago

I asked DOTW.  I doubt your citations claim what you say they do.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
4.2.5  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Greg Jones @4.2.2    one week ago

Thanks Greg

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.2.7  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Greg Jones @4.2.2    one week ago

Thank you Greg for all the research

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.2.8  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.2.3    one week ago

Thank you Jim

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
4.2.9  Sparty On  replied to  Tessylo @4.2.4    one week ago
I doubt your citations claim what you say they do.

First, you’d have to read them.    
Second you would to have the ability to understand them.    
Third you’d have to have enough character to properly evaluate them with an unbiased intellect.

Strike one, strike two, strike three ...... yer out!

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
5  Tessylo    one week ago

It's not unrelated and it's not defunding, period.  

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
5.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @5    one week ago
it's not defunding, period.

Defund, refund, reduce, allocate, reallocate, budget, whatever we call it, it's a real shame about Baltimore.  Eleven shootings with six homicides over the Juneteenth weekend. 

This poor city has had 166 homicides so far this year, compared to 158 this time last year. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
5.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @5.1    one week ago

It's not unrelated and it's not defunding.  

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
5.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @5.1    one week ago
Defund, refund, reduce, allocate, reallocate, budget, whatever we call it, it's a real shame about Baltimore.  Eleven shootings with six homicides over the Juneteenth weekend.

Woke white liberals don't really care---look at the color of the majority of victims.

They just pretend a little faux-poutrage and talk about guns.

 
 
 
JaneDoe
Sophomore Silent
6  JaneDoe    one week ago

Police departments all over have lost many officers and there aren’t many showing up to become one. Who can blame them. They get paid shit for risking their lives everyday.
I think this statement sums it up pretty well.

"Basically we're one bullet away from death, and one mistake away from indictment so why roll the dice with my future when I can go do something else?" Dennis said.

So yes crime will surge when there isn’t enough officers. I only see it getting worse. 

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
6.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JaneDoe @6    one week ago

We need some young, strong progressives to step up and don the blue.  

 
 
 
JaneDoe
Sophomore Silent
6.1.1  JaneDoe  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @6.1    one week ago

Do you think there is any hope in that happening? Maybe if we doubled the pay and allowed man buns and skinny jeans to be worn on duty. 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Masters Principal
6.1.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JaneDoe @6.1.1    one week ago

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Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
6.1.3  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JaneDoe @6.1.1    one week ago
Maybe if we doubled the pay and allowed man buns and skinny jeans to be worn on duty. 

Might have to reduce the physical standards a bit as well.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
7  Texan1211    one week ago

Democrats voted the fools running their cities into office, so reap what you sow.

 
 

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