#1 – Detroit, MI.
Don’t look so surprised! Detroit has been at the top of this heap for a long time and they won’t be giving up the #1 spot any time soon.
1,751 violent crimes per 100,000 and 140 murders. The most surprising statistic is that crime has actually dropped in Detroit for the past three years. Lately that have have something to do with their new police chief who urged residents to buy a gun and learn how to use it because the cops won’t be able to get there in time. And they’ve paid attention.
[Detroit] has suffered 37% fewer robberies in 2014 versus 2013, 22% fewer break-ins of businesses and homes, and 30% fewer carjackings. Chief Craig believes that armed citizens are at least part of the answer.
“Criminals are getting the message that good Detroiters are armed and will use that weapon,” Chief Craig told the News. “I don’t want to take away from the good work our investigators are doing, but I think part of the drop in crime, and robberies in particular, is because criminals are thinking twice that citizens could be armed.
“I can’t say what specific percentage is caused by this, but there’s no question in my mind it has had an effect,” Craig said.
There is one consistent thread through this post. Nine of ten of these cities is controlled by a Democratic machine and Democrats have controlled many of these dumps since the 60s or early 70s.
Obviously, in the spirit of spreading the wealth, Barack Obama is pushing the whole US in the same direction. Over the past seven years we’ve seen poverty rates go up dramatically, the number of people out of the work force is at a record high (until next month), and crime – which had been dropping across the country for three decades is on the rise.
Hell of a job Democrats!
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