The two cities being Chicago and New York. One is seeing increasing crime, and the other is becoming safer every month. Here is the comparison.
First is New York. With this year’s crime statistics, New York is officially safer than London, UK. NYPD Announces Fewest Annual Murders & Shooting Incidents Ever Recorded in the Modern Era
This reduction in murders has resulted in the lowest per-capita murder rate in nearly 70 years. Additionally, several other index crime categories have achieved historic reductions, including: robbery, burglary, and grand larceny auto.
On the other hand, we have Chicago. For years people have been predicting that Chicago was going to become the next Detroit, but even Detroit is making a comeback.
As always, Hey Jackass has the best statistics on Chicago.
We classified 2016 simply as a “shitshow”. We’re going to say that 2017 was slightly less shitshow-y, but a shitshow nonetheless.
For more than half of the year, 2017 was running ahead of 2016 with such performances like the disastrous July 4th weekend that tallied over 100 shot or the annual Father’s Day Shoot-O-Rahm-a. By August-time, the idiocy, for whatever reason, retraced back to 2015 levels where rainbow farting unicorns grazed along the lakefront and songs of “#crimeisdown” filled the air.
But while murders were down over 2016 levels, other crime was not. Chicago is currently experiencing an epidemic of carjacking.
If you go back over some of my posts on Chicago Crime, you can see a recurring theme. People charged – and in some case convicted – of violent crime, and gun crime, spend little or no time in jail. And Chicago Wonders Why It Has a Crime Problem – Part 2 is a good illustration of the problem, as is part 1.
Whatever the explanation, Chicago needs to do something very different from what it has been doing.