Cities with some of the most stringent gun restrictions, like DC, Chicago, and YES, Bloomberg’s Big Apple have extremely high crime rates. The Other McCain noted this earlier.
Mayor Bloomberg’s “national campaign for stricter gun laws” notwithstanding, there were nearly 500 murders and more than 1,400 shooting incidents in New York City last year.
Wow! How is that tough stance on guns working for ya there Bloomberg? Funny how criminals just do not obey laws isn’t it?
According to police statistics, crime rates in New York didn’t change overall in 2011compared to 2012. Overall crime decreased by 0.8 percent through December 18 compared with the same period a year ago. There have been 102,445 felonies so far compared with 102,269 by the same time last year.
Breaking it down further:
- Murders went down this year. There were 490 homicides in New York through Dec. 18 compared with the 519 killings by last Dec. 19. That’s a 5.9 percent decrease. Borough by borough, Brooklyn’s murders are down, Bronx’s are on the rise, and Manhattan’s are about the same.
- Slightly up this year: rapes, robberies, and felony assaults. Slightly down: burglaries.
- Shootings are also slightly up this year, with a 2.8 percent increase. There were 1,465 shooting incidents in NYC this year and 1,425 for this period last year.
Of course, we could also point to nations like Great Britain, Australia, or Japan, with very very tough gun laws and see that their crime rates have jumped up SINCE the bans. Or we could look at the states with concealed carry laws. Those states have not had increases in violent crime as the gun grabbers predicted. In fact, violent crime drops in those states. But all of that matters not to Nanny Staters like Bloomberg. The real thing they love about gun control, is, the control.