Tag: crime rates

LA Robberies Reached 2021 High Last Week, Though 12.7 Percent Lower Than 2019

LOS ANGELES—While robberies overall have decreased by 12.7 percent this year compared to 2019, last week had the highest number of robberies for the entire year, with about 200 reported, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said Dec. 7. The vast majority of the reported robberies were street robberies, Moore added. “We’ve seen in September, October and November instances…


Outsource Non-Core Policing Tasks to ‘Rethink’ Instead of ‘Defund’ Police: Montreal Think Tank

Amid rising crime rates and calls from some to “defund the police” a new paper suggests an alternative solution to help manage the swelling costs of policing: outsource non-core police tasks to licensed security professionals. Supplementing the police force with security personnel could save millions of dollars while lowering crime rates by allowing police to…


The Very Real Personal Costs of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Commentary OK, I have good news and bad news about the murder rate in America. First, the good news. The homicide rate is not as bad as it once was. In 1995, the U.S. murder rate was about twice as high as it is now. Now for the bad news. While final statistics for 2020…