Opinion / Politics

Crime Surges In Democrat Cities Throughout America

crimeAs Joe Biden and his Democrat allies continue to promote soft-on-crime and anti-police policies that clearly have served to enable criminals, crime is surging in Democrat-controlled cities across America. Although crime is increasing nationwide, this trend is even more evident in America’s ten most populous cities that are led by Democrats: New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Diego, Dallas, San Jose, and Austin.

In New York City, New York, total crime is up 22% compared to this time last year. This surge is driven by a 46.7% increase in robberies, a 35.6% increase in grand larceny, a 20.5% increase in felony assaults, and a 73% increase in shootings. These unsettling crime statistics come less than a year after New York City defunded the New York City Police Department by nearly $1 billion, a decrease of over 15% in overall NYPD funding. This cut in funding resulted in a layoff of over 1,100 NYPD officers. New York City is currently controlled by Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Democrat-dominated New York City Council, in which Democrats hold 46 of 51 seats.

In Los Angeles, California, violence is growing rampant. The city of Los Angeles has seen a 4.1% increase in violent crime since 2020. This trend has been led by a staggering 24.8% increase in homicides and a 9.3% rise in aggravated assaults. Despite this upswing in violent crime, citywide arrests are down since 2020. However, instead of arrests being down due to less crime, this trend is due to a lack of support for officers from the city of Los Angeles following cuts in the LAPD budget that exceeded $150 million–a decrease of nearly 10% in overall LAPD funding.

Furthermore, Los Angeles’s decrease in arrests but upswing in crime can be traced to radical Democrat Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón, who recently announced both the abolition of the cash bail system and a halt on the prosecution of a wide range of crimes. Crimes that are no longer being prosecuted by the Los Angeles County District Attorney include resisting arrest, trespassing, disturbing the peace, making criminal threats, and drug possession. Today, the city of Los Angeles is run by Democrat Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Democrat-led Los Angeles City Council, where Democrats control 14 of 15 seats.

In Chicago, Illinois, murder is on the rise as over 300 people have been murdered in the city so far in 2021. Chicago has seen at least 336 homicides for the first six months of the year, just two more than at this point in 2020 but 33 percent more than 2019’s 252 homicides, according to an analysis by the Sun-Times. The city has recorded at least 1,892 shootings through June 28, the most recently available statistics, an increase of almost 12 percent compared to 2020’s 1,692 and a 53 percent increase over 2019’s 1,234 shootings during the same time. This significant increase in shootings has occurred despite the fact that Chicago has some of the strictest gun-control laws in America. In Chicago, there is a 72-hour waiting period on all gun purchases, a background check requirement to purchase all firearms, an “assault weapons” ban, and a red flag law that allows police and family members to petition for the removal of firearms from those they deem dangerous.

The surge in murders also comes after Chicago recently cut over $35 million from the Chicago Police Department budget. Chicago is governed by Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Democrat-controlled Chicago City Council that Democrats maintain 46 of 50 seats on. Chicago has been tormented by the leadership of Democrat mayors for nearly a century, with every Chicago mayor since 1931 being a Democrat.

In Houston, Texas, homicides are rising at a quicker rate than any other major city in America, with over 200 people murdered in the city so far in 2021. This represents an astronomical 91% upsurge in murders since 2019. If the trend continues, Houston will have one of the highest murder rates in America in 2021. Houston is presently led by Democrat Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Democrat-run Houston City Council, wherein Democrats occupy 11 of 16 seats. Despite being located in the conservative state of Texas, the city of Houston has been plagued by Democrat mayors since 1982, with all of the last six Houston mayors being Democrats.

In Phoenix, Arizona, residents fear for their well-being as violent crime has skyrocketed 15.7% since 2019. This increase has been propelled by a shocking 43.9% rise in homicides, a 24.2% swell in aggravated assaults, and a 2.6% growth in robberies. While Phoenix is located in the historically conservative state of Arizona, the city is now run by radical Democrat Mayor Kate Gallego and the Phoenix City Council, in which Democrats enjoy a 4-3 advantage over Republicans.

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, homicides are soaring at a rate that far exceeds the national average. Over 275 people have been murdered in Philadelphia so far in 2021, a 37% increase since 2020. As is the case in other Democrat cities, Philadelphia’s exponential rise in homicides comes after the city slashed $14 million from the Philadelphia Police Department budget last year. Philadelphia is currently dominated by Democrat Mayor Jim Kenney and the Democrat-commanded Philadelphia City Council, where Democrats hold 14 of 17 seats. Philadelphia has been tortured by Democrat mayors since 1952, with every one of the last ten Philadelphia mayors being Democrats.

In San Diego, California, violent crime is up 1.7% since 2019, led by a 10% rise in murders and an 8% upswing in aggravated assaults. While these increases are lower than many other Democrat-controlled cities, San Diego is unique in that they are the only city on this list that increased overall police funding by over 3.5% in 2020. In fact, San Diego has steadily increased police funding every year since 2011, as the city was previously controlled by Republican mayors Jerry Sanders and Kevin Faulconer.

Now, however, the city is governed by Democrat Mayor Todd Gloria and the Democrat-dominated San Diego City Council, wherein Democrats occupy 8 out of 9 seats. It should come as no surprise that the major city that recently experienced conservative leadership and continuously funded the police is seeing lower increases in violent crime.

In Dallas, Texas, homicides are becoming a growing concern for residents. Over 100 people have been murdered in Dallas so far in 2021, a 6.25% rise since 2020. Perhaps even more disturbing, human trafficking has increased an astounding 25% in Dallas since 2020. Dallas’s upswing in human trafficking can be attributed to a surge in illegal immigration at America’s southern border, which recently hit the highest levels in 21 years as a result of Biden’s disastrous border policies. Today, Dallas is commanded by Democrat Mayor Eric Johnson.

In San Jose, California, total crime has climbed 4.6% since 2020, with violent crime shooting up 16.8%. This increase has been piloted by a shocking 75% jump in homicides and a 27.7% rise in aggravated assaults. San Jose is presently controlled by Democrat Mayor Sam Liccardo and the Democrat-led San Jose City Council that Democrats maintain 10 of 11 seats on. San Jose has been afflicted by an array of Democrat mayors since 1967, with all of the last eight San Jose mayors consecutively being Democrats.

In Austin, Texas, safety is now sadly uncertain for many residents as murders have exploded 79% since 2020, kidnappings have risen 4%, and aggravated assaults have increased 15%. Austin’s rapid growth in crime should shock nobody, since the city cut $150 million from the Austin Police Department budget back in 2020–a staggering 33% decrease in overall APD funding. Austin is currently commanded by Democrat Mayor Steve Adler and the Democrat-ruled Austin City Council, where Democrats control 9 out of 10 seats.

As a result of these troubling statistics and Biden’s lack of action against crime, a significant plurality of Americans now disapprove of the way Biden is handling the issue of crime. According to a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Friday, 48% of Americans disapprove of how Biden is handling crime, whereas just 38% approve. Furthermore, the poll shows that a clear majority of Americans–55%–believe that increasing police funding will reduce crime. While this belief is held by most Americans, it starkly contrasts Biden’s comments made back in July of 2020, when he claimed “some” funding should “absolutely” be redirected away from the police.

Biden and the Democrats can attempt to ignore the facts all they want, but the facts are clear: radical Democrat policies support criminals and foster the growth of crime, and Biden and his Democrat allies are dodging the issue.

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DanM
2 months ago

Divide and Conquer. Thats what totalitarian regimes do to stay in power. They allow the illegals to vote also. Of course they will vote D just so they can stay here. Our young are already being indoctrinated and embracing socialism. They don’t know how miserable they will become. They will never get back the good old days. Pray it is not too late.

rjb
2 months ago

IF ALL THE FAMILIES IN ALL THESE BIG CITIES WHO HAVE LOST LOVE ONES WHOULD FORM AN SQUAD LIKE A O C IN CONGRESS AND PUT TARGETS ON MAYORS DA’S AND THEIR FAMLIES BACKS FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE LET THIS POLITICAL CRAP KNOW THEIR LIFE IS ON THE LINE FOR THEIR LETTING THE LAWLESS RULE THEIR CITIES. YOU MAY MEAN NOTHING TO THIS POLICAL CRAP. TIME FOR THEM TO GET A REAL WAKE UP CALL. AND AS MANY AS IN SOME CITIES HAVE BEEN KILLED BY THEIR POLICIES THERE ISN’T ENOUGH POLICE OR ARMY TO PROTECT THEM FROM THIS MOB. UNITE FOR JUSTICE THEY TAKE YOUR BLOOD YOUR LOVED ONE’S BLOOD TIME FOR A LITTLE PAYBACK. THE CAUSE IS NOT GUNS OR EVEN THE KILLERS ITS THOSE WHO LET IT HAPPEN FOR THEIR POLITICAL POWER. OTHERWISE GET IN THEIR GAS CHAMBER AND SHUT UP. THIS IS ONE SOLUTION THAT WILL VERY WELL GET THEIR ATTENTION. THEY LOVE MOB RULE SO LET THEM SEE REAL MOB RULE. MAYBE THEY CAN HAVE A REASON FOR MARTIAL LAW. LETS SEE WHO WINS THAT BATTLE. BIDEN WITH HIS NUKE THREAT ON AMERICANS. MINDLESS. COMMUNIST PIG HE IS. ONE OF MANY SOLUTIONS. AMERICA HAS SEEN WHAT DOES NOT WORK. TIME FOR NEW PLAY BOOK MAYBE. REAL WOKE POLICY MAY VERY WELL BE IN ORDER. AMERICA IS WOKE SO LETS SEE HOW THIS TURNS OUT. RED FOR THE BLOOD WHITE FOR ITS PURITY AND GOODNESS AND BLUE FOR ITS GOD IN THE HEAVENS. ISIAH 5:20

Clark Kent
2 months ago
Reply to  rjb

Stop shouting! And where is ‘Isiah’ in the Bible?

BAE
2 months ago

The democrats love crime. They think, feel, know that it gives them more power over tax payers. Liberals don’t care if we get mugged commuting to work or going somewhere on the train. They have turned the world upside down.

DEXTER M CLARK
2 months ago

everyone should carry a gun it’s not safe any more in the democratic states I an from Oregon
myself and all of my friend we no longer go to Portland. it use to be a nice place to go

Shane Conway
2 months ago

When I was 4 years old (1962), my parents took us kids from Los Angeles County and moved to Orange County. My parents always told us that LA was a high crime area. Over the years, we watched as Los Angeles got progressively worse. By the time I reached high school age, I was very aware that American big cities were magnets for crime. The nightly news confirmed that over the span of a lifetime. Today, I live in a rural area outside of Boise, Idaho. All my friends who are still in California are telling me I made the right decision. I’ve always known it to be common knowledge that large urban areas are not safe. They are dirty, dangerous population centers where criminals can live and thrive at the expense of law abiding taxpayers. Today’s democrats are quite smug and appear happy at the sight of convicted felons being released; illegal aliens flock to the cities, either on their own or by government-provided transportation. My father was a police officer for over 30 years and so was I. Between the two of us, we had over 60 years of service to our communities. There has always been a struggle between the politicians and the law enforcement officers in the trenches. Liberals are fully responsible for our current state of civil unrest. Crooks are being released, pardoned and coddled by our mayors, city councils, as well as the bureaucrats who think we all owe them something. This rampant increase in violent crime will not abate until the voters start opening their eyes and start voting for the right people. Somewhere between helping your kids with homework and driving them to soccer practice, you all need to study up on who is destroying your communities. Instead of defunding the police, we need to defund the socialist agendas those liberal elitists are using to destroy our country, our towns and our very way of life.

Richard
2 months ago
Reply to  Shane Conway

We share a common life experience mine being on the east coast in New York City suburbs. Used to be nice when Republican run decades ago but the yuppies from Manhatten spilled out into the outer Boroughs along the commuter train rail system and then into the neighboring Counties flipping these Democrat. My old hometown went 2 to 1 for Hillary over Trump and my late first wife’s home Borough is 7 Democrats to 1 Republican. When I was a kid my younger sister had a board game called “Capital Punishment” where the players are death row murderers with the objective to collect funds from gullible liberals to pay for crooked lawyers court costs delaying execution with the last surviving player winning the game. A perverted version of Monopoly reflecting the reality of some States, like New York.

Robert Zuccaro
2 months ago

They got what they voted for and now its the politicians they elected over and over fault? Look in the mirror big city.

exposed
2 months ago

Yet the Democrat controlled mainstream media is totally silent on the burning, looting and killings in these cities!!! The Democrat controlled mainstream media is also totally silent on the carnage of the bogus vaccines with people being disabled and killed by taking these unproven vaccines. But the Democrat controlled mainstream media doesn’t say a peep about all this carnage. And yet people believe that the Democrats really care about their welfare. All the Democrats care about is their own hides!!!

Clark Kent
2 months ago
Reply to  exposed

Dumbocrats DO care about welfare. That monthly check from Uncle Sugar buys votes.

Dean
2 months ago

Gosh – defund the police and crime surges, no one saw that coming (except Republicans)!!!

ron sc
2 months ago

The blame for all this crime and deaths fall on the Democratic representatives ,mayors and governors. They could end the crime by implementing Broken Windows policing as was done in NY,NY during the 90’s. But that wouldn’t work because they can’t instill fear in you. Just like they are with the virus. This would take their power away from controlling you and your families. We can’t have that. Everything these so called experts say can be disproved by an internet search or a visit to the public library. So don’t believe what you see on the news or read in the papers. We are under attack by American Communist with in our own Government and many of us put these traitors in power. It’s people like JIM H that thinks sitting back and doing nothing will result in them not coming for him. Go ask the Jews who lived in Nazi Germany how well it worked out for them. We all need to fight and get involved in our towns and cities to keep the powers to be in check. It will take all of us to keep our nation free. Right now our justice for all is dead. It’s up to you to fight for your God Given Rights. God Bless America

gin
2 months ago

its just another way for the maggots to promote population control and violence and being controlled by their c-19 vaccine

Jim H
2 months ago

Honestly, I don’t care. I live in a small crime-free Village with a functional police department and respectful, honest family oriented residents.
Big cities get what they deserve.

Boomer
2 months ago
Reply to  Jim H

Not everyone has that luxury. And big city residents are moving to rural areas and damaging the economy with their anti agricultural attitudes. Some don’t even realize how damaging they are when they don’t want to hear frost protection fans or don’t want that pair of coyotes that ran the sheep ranch out of business killed.

Jim H
2 months ago
Reply to  Boomer

Good point. Fortunately where I live there is very little affordable housing available. We moved out of the big city 44 years ago when it was affordable for a young boomer (now a 72 year old boomer)

rjb
2 months ago
Reply to  Jim H

CRAP WILL REACH YOU SOON ENOUGH SO HID FOR NOW BUT YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

Clark Kent
2 months ago
Reply to  rjb

Where should they ‘hid’?

Mac
2 months ago
Reply to  Clark Kent

Ah, someone found a job as “Spelling Cop.” Congratulations

Shar
2 months ago

It is not just big cities but small town America has been hit. Used to only see 1 or 2 murders a year. Now it seems we are getting that every week. Sane people fled these democratic hell holes but the criminals followed . Crime has surged since Bidon has taken office and can only conclude that national policies are also having adverse effects on our small towns and villages .

Clark Kent
2 months ago
Reply to  Shar

‘Bidon’? Is he the French president?

Dave
16 days ago
Reply to  Clark Kent

No the Chinese one. CCP controlled 100%

G E
2 months ago

All these statistics on crime and the rise, but these are based on what is reported. How many go unreported because victims are afraid to report it? I am guessing, sadly, the numbers are higher than given.

Clark Kent
2 months ago
Reply to  G E

The FBI reports roughly half of all crime is not reported to the police.

Susan
2 months ago

Is the IRS checking to see who is funding all these riots and uprisings? They need to be taxed !! Someone furnishes the gas for the travel, lodging, food, etc Many of the instigators don’t live there. They enter the city to cause the trouble. Who is paying for all this? I bet they are not being taxed on the payment they get for causing the violence !!!!

rjb
2 months ago
Reply to  Susan

LOVE YOU SUSAN BUT YOU NEED TO GET OUT LA LA LAND

Clark Kent
2 months ago
Reply to  Susan

Never going to happen. But thanks for playing.

BURNT OUT
2 months ago

NO I DID NOT ENJOY THIS ARTICLE

AMAC should REMOVE this Stupid title and call it what it is.

May they come up with saying something fitting to each article
that is put on AMAC – that fits the article news. YES!!!

I am appalled at what this country has turned into
NO THANX to these ABSOLUTE FOOLS running this county
into the ground.
The two top fools one is a puppet and the other one useless!!!.
Imagine her being the Prez if something happens to Joey. Its over.

I have NO IDEA why GOD has allowed this to go on.
But you can bet the SINS of the people and Government
are to blame.
Abortions/Massive theft by Big Government/Massive lies by the Media/
hatred of Trump from Piglosi right down to the last Dem hater. ON, ON, ON…..

A Muslim woman says Get RID of the Cops so something beautiful can happen??? what the hell??
Omar the cop and Jew hater – the list goes on of her ilk, ways in Voter fraud.
Joeys CROOKED Law breaking son gets off scott free.

I quit on listening to and watching all the negative side of the Media
That JOKE of a Press SEC. makes me sick.
and FALSEBOOK/TWITTER etc. BYE!!!
I dont need PTSD –
What this country needs, is an enema, bigtime.
– MARANATHA

Gloria P. Sterling
2 months ago
Reply to  BURNT OUT

What this Country needs is “repentance” and revival; we need to ask God to take our Nation back. How many stayed silent when the “Court” ruled it was OKAY to kill our babies who were still in the womb and now, even after an abotched abortion to let them die. That’s only one of our sins. Every believing person in this Country needs to repent for our Country (even as Daniel repented for Israel). When we do that and “turn from our wicked ways”, then God “will hear and heal our land.” II Chronicles 7:14. Also, look up John 3:16, 17; John 14:6; Matthew 19:26. Many more than these.

David B.
2 months ago

The Dimms know their time is limited to remake this Country into what they believe will suit their vision of a global Marxist utopia. They don’t care how many Conservatives they punish or even kill- we must be eliminated, or at least isolated and pushed off to the side to allow them an unfettered full-speed agenda of “Change”, shoving it down our throats and/or up our a**es as it were, and you must shut the h*ll up and take it with a smile! We “ain’t” seen nothing yet, as they are still ramping up, fine-tuning their focus on us, using fear tactics, threats, intimidation and punishment for anyone who even thinks of fighting back. You think your nice neighborhood is safe from the “new reimagined” re-zoning efforts? You think your Bank isn’t being pressured to institute the new “ESG” standards? You think the movement to eliminate actual CASH from all financial transactions doesn’t have anything to do with monitoring ALL your spending habits, and controlling it? Any dissidents will be destroyed- they’ve SAID it! We are in for a real difficult time, like a slow-motion tidal wave, and although I can’t recall who said to “pick a hill to die on”, I see things maybe coming to that if our elected “leaders” don’t stand up for our Liberties, but I’m not counting on it, sadly…

Clark Kent
2 months ago
Reply to  David B.

‘Soap box, ballot box, cartridge box’ – Abraham Lincoln. Connect the dots…

Judy
2 months ago

I live in the geographically beautiful state of Oregon. Our CCP-SMP Party Governor, Kate Brown, is allowing for the destruction and violence of our largest cities. When her mandates for lock downs and wearing masks was being enforced, people who refused to wear them in public and in stores, were placed under arrest by our kiss up Police Officers in Portland and Eugene. I support the Police, but I have no respect for ‘citizen’ funded Police who willingly go against their oaths to uphold the laws of our Constitution. Mandates are not law, and our Constitutional rights were being ignored. Arresting people in front of their children while they’re playing OUTSIDE is disgusting!! So no, I do not support the spineless NAZI cops in Oregon.

Oren
2 months ago
Reply to  Judy

Judy, as far as I’m concerned, any mandate or executive order especially, is not constitutional. Therefore, I ignore them. And that includes the local Nazi’s and Storm Troopers in the nearby larger cities. Fortunately, where I live we have an honorable sheriff and his deputies are great. We are blessed in this little South Carolina county.

Judy
2 months ago
Reply to  Oren

How nice for you.

Clark Kent
2 months ago
Reply to  Judy

Then why don’t YOU become a police officer and show us all how it SHOULD be done? Put up or shut up.

AZ_Curt
2 months ago

Someone way smarter than I said, “We get the government we deserve.” This country also has way to many people out there validating why the TV has historically been called the IDIOT box. For those in Rio Linda that means if you turn on the TV and believe most, if not everything you see and hear on TV as fact you are an idiot.

George Washington's Admirer
2 months ago
Reply to  AZ_Curt

Right on! This is my favorite comment of the day! From the 1950’s until three months ago; I watched the IDIOT box all my life. NO MORE! It suddenly dawned on me that it was all a pile of cow manure; (and, I don’t want to put down cow manure.) Cow dung has more uses and intelligence than the television! The television for some is their ‘god’, their authority, their ‘guiding light’. When in reality it is the devil, it is a pack of lies, and it guides all to darkness. Thank-You!!…

Oren
2 months ago

Same here except I stopped watching the box about 2 years ago. I prefer to read.

Irv C
2 months ago

I think all the comments are great. In my opinion it boils down to one thing. Democrats! I’m convinced they are missing a few strands of DNA. It shows in all areas they touch.

Matt G
2 months ago

People used to say “It all starts in the home”. This is still largely true. When you add in a Divisive Political Party sending a message to criminals that they are “Helpless Victims Of The System” there is no incentive for the person to change for the better! I strongly believe this coincides with record low Church Attendance.
Yes it is absolutely wrong to hold people from the 1/6 Capitol Incident in jail with no bail while dangerous criminals do whatever they want!
This past week I heard the same old rhetoric about suing The Gun Manufacturers. The Dumbocrats never want to blame the criminals or they would lose votes! This makes as much sense as Paul Walker’s father suing Porsche because his son died while driving Fast and Furious on a public street!
Last week I watched one of my favorite old Steve McQueen movies “Papillon”. In this day and age there is no land large enough to hold all the criminals and politicians!
Remember in the old west what they did to Horse Thieves? Now if you Carjack someone you will get Probation! What incentive is there to obey the law?

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