archie bunker wrote:
Permi, you made the new guy's point for him with this post.
These violent cities are all run by wealthy democrats who don't give a squirt about those that they are supposed to represent.
You can argue against it all day long, but you can't get around the fact that the most dangerous, violent cities in this nation are controlled by wealthy democrats.
crips archie... of course you are correct about the crime, but the mayor being democrat has nothing to do with it.
Yes, some cities have had criminals in charge, but it was not because the were dems, then would have been criminal no matter what label the carried.. https://www.thetrace.org/2016/11/homicide-rates-spike-major-cities-democrat-republican-mayors/
Breitbart and other right-leaning outlets have seized on this narrative, with stories that ascribe the surge in violence specifically to Democratic mayoral control.
Some perspective: National murder rates are at their lowest levels in decades. Since 2010, the number of homicides per 100,000 people in the nation has remained steady, fluctuating between a low of 4.4 and and a high of 4.9, year after year. Yet it is also true that after a long decline, murder rates have shot up in many urban areas, including Chicago, Houston, and Baltimore.
So what relationship, if any, is there between the political affiliation of a city’s mayor and the local homicide rate? The Trace examined five years of murder statistics from the 60 largest U.S. cities with populations that exceed 250,000. The analysis found that cities under Republican control were slightly less likely to have experienced an increase in homicides than those run by Democrats — but that the percentage difference, factoring in the very small sample size, is not significant.
Of the cities examined by The Trace, 44 were led by Democratic mayors. Twenty-six, or 59 percent, experienced a spike in their murder rates over that time period. Of the 14 big cities run by Republican mayors, half recorded an increase in homicide rates.
Our dataset excludes any city that had both a Democratic and a Republican mayor over the five-year period, from 2010 to 2015.