With no cash bail and other reforms, police have stopped responding to petty crime. People see this, and stop reporting it, so the "official" petty crime rate doesn't change much when in reality it is skyrocketing.Out of curiosity to the guy saying crime has not gone up, where do you live? I'm in Chicago and the cops are now asking us to carry guns and the thugs just hang around in the nice areas robbing with impunity.
I've seen 10 shootings in the Gold Coast in the past year and people are terrified. What has happened is crime reporting has decreased significantly in the African American areas as the cops don't patrol much anymore in those areas. I feel horrible for the people there but now the scum from all bad areas have just taken to going to the good areas as it's more profitable in those poor areas.
It's a total disaster and extremely underreported in the news.
And I'm a Democrat who wants equality and think our system is not too fair and needs to be changed. But the crime is so out of control that the shopping streets have hired armed guards, the merchandise is locked under key, the looting are frequent and none of my female friends walk alone anymore.
Oh baloney.Crime is not really rising. It is up relative to 2019, but still considerably lower than it was 20-30 years ago.Cops simply do not solve crime.
Bingo.. These stats match stats across the country and experiences of normal citizens dealing with this crapHere is typical story from CWBChicago.
Two more armed robberies in Lakeview
In Chicago’s Town Hall (19th) Police District, robbery reports are at a five-year high. CPD’s latest internal stats report shows robberies in the district, which patrols Lakeview and much of Uptown, Lincoln Park, North Center, and Lincoln Square, are 63% higher than last year and 16% higher than 2018...............Robberies are just part of the problem Town Hall cops are dealing with this year. Overall crime in the district is up 71% compared to last year and 23% compared to 2018, according to CPD’s August 21 CompStat report. All seven of the major crime categories in the CompStat report are up over last year. Murders up 300%, sexual assault up 6%, robbery up 63%, aggravated battery up 38%, burglary up 35%, theft up 87%, and motor vehicle theft up 104%.
About the only thing that’s down in Town Hall is the number of cops assigned to work in the district. There are 287 officers this month, down from 311 last year and 366 in August 2020. Ten years ago, the area was patrolled by nearly 500 cops.
And your elected officials respond with, "that's why you have insurance".It's a mess in Seattle Tacoma area. You'll get your car stolen, your house burglarized and your cat sawed off while your neighbors are telling you their car got stolen or jacked, their tools stolen outta their garage and their car is sounding like a NASCAR stocker.
I have heard the 'well, insurance will cover it so what's your problem?' so often it makes my head spin.And your elected officials respond with, "that's why you have insurance".
It's the current day "learn to code".
A few years ago some idiot totalled my then-18 year old daughter's wonderful Matrix. It wasn't much, but it was hers. Ran perfectly even at 250K miles, as do all decently cared for Corollas. It wasn't her fault, but the numbnuts's insurance company wanted to play games with me on responsibility. (The cops weren't taking reports or issuing tickets that night, although they're on bodycam telling the guy "I would ticket you for this if I could.")Normally I would drop full coverage on the Yaris at this stage in its life (it is 10 years old and was worth about $3k prior to the pandemic). But now it is worth about $6k so I am keeping it fully insured for the extra $100-200/year or whatever it is.
good to know. I'll be sure to let my neighbors in on that approach since (ahem) some don't even HAVE insurance. per your example.A few years ago some idiot totalled my then-18 year old daughter's wonderful Matrix. It wasn't much, but it was hers. Ran perfectly even at 250K miles, as do all decently cared for Corollas. It wasn't her fault, but the numbnuts's insurance company wanted to play games with me on responsibility. (The cops weren't taking reports or issuing tickets that night, although they're on bodycam telling the guy "I would ticket you for this if I could.")
I spent a decent amount of time doing the footwork, looking for any and all witnesses and any video that may have existed. I finally worked through the city bus system; this guy had passed the city bus on the inside, pulled in front of the bus on the wet pavement on his bald tires, and spun out into my daughter, and the bus video captured it all from back to front. Once I had that, the other insurance company caved. But until then, they were just going to sit there.
I realized then what comprehensive/collision insurance was actually for: think of it as prepaid legal services. For that extra buck and a half or whatever a year, you can dump all of this onto your insurance company and you're out of it. They pay off, they do the legwork, and if they collect they also pay off your deductible.
And the simple fact is, they're MUCH better at dealing with the other guy's insurance company than you and I will ever be. It's like buying a car: you buy one once every 5 years, they sell one 20 times a day. Who do you think is better at the process.
So yeah, I have collision and comprehensive insurance even on my cheapest car. It's not expensive, frankly, especially given how things are on the roads out there nowadays. The odds are much higher today than ever that the idiot who runs into you is uninsured.
ok and thank you. I'll have to wade thru that when I get a chance.Sure, crime has been rising over the past couple of years, but historically, we are at almost all time lows in all crime statistics
heres an actual source: https://crime-data-explorer.fr.cloud.gov/pages/explorer/crime/crime-trend
very easy to navigate and you can see the trend from the mid 80s to now.