Democrats’ efforts to hamstring police departments and law enforcement resources across the country over the past few years has seemingly paid off, as new crime statistics from 2021 prove that less policing equals more crime. Who would have thought?
According to Fox News, 12 major U.S. cities — all of them run by Democrats — shattered 2020’s already high homicide rates. The stats have police officers across the country extremely frustrated, including Rochester Police Department Capt. Frank Umbrino.
“The community has to get fed up,” Capt. Umbrino said last month at a conference. “We’re extremely frustrated. It has to stop. I mean, it’s worse than a war zone around here lately.”
Capt. Umbrino would know, as his community set a new 30-year homicide record as of November, with 71 total. The previous high was set in 1991, at 69 homicides for that year.
While Democrats, including the White House, have attempted to spin the situation or blame rising crime on COVID-19, the statistics are so overwhelming that they simply cannot be spun. That why you won’t see many breaking news reports flashing across CNN or MSNBC anytime soon.
In addition to Rochester, 11 other Dem-led cities are seeing massive spikes in homicides. Those cities include Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Toledo, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Austin, Texas; Louisville, Kentucky; St. Paul, Minnesota; Portland, Oregon; Tucson, Arizona; and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Philadelphia, run by Mayor Jim Kenney (D), stood out among the rest, as the “City of Brotherly Love” beat both New York City and Los Angeles this year in total homicides, ending up with 521 and counting, which dwarfs New York’s 443 and Los Angeles’ 352.
Even worse, those record-setting stats are from late November, meaning the totals will almost undoubtedly climb in the coming weeks.
What’s the cause?
Aside from radical Democrats pushing “defund the police” messaging for several years, other causes of the spike in violent crimes have been attributed to progressive bail reform, depleted police manpower, which equals a drop in arrests, and a record-setting wave of police resignations and retirements in 2020.
Retired chief of detectives for the New York Police Department, Robert Boyce, recently told ABC News why he believes the crime wave is skyrocketing.
“Nobody’s getting arrested anymore,” Boyce said. “People are getting picked up for gun possession and they’re just let out over and over again.”
If the situation is this dire in less than one month of the Biden administration in the White House, one can only attempt to fathom how bad this will get in the coming months and years.