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From Princeton sociologist Patrick Sharkey on 2020 vs. 2019 murders.

The map/graphs aren’t that useful, other than that red is up in 2020, while green is down. Note there is a typo: “Jan 2019 – Oct 2020” should read “Jan 2020 – Oct 2020:”

From Sharkey’s NYT op-ed in the Good Old Days of 2018:

Two Lessons of the Urban Crime Decline
By Patrick Sharkey
Jan. 13, 2018

… But it is also worth reflecting on how much the level of violence has fallen in this country over the past 25 years and how widespread the benefits of that decline have been. From the 1970s through the early part of the 1990s, the murder rate in some cities in the United States rose to levels seen only in the most violent, war-torn nations of the developing world. In the years since, violent crime has decreased in almost every city, in many cases by more than 75 percent.

For well-off urbanites, the decline of crime is most visible in sanitized, closely guarded city spaces where tourists and others can now comfortably wander about. But far more consequential have been the changes in low-income, highly segregated urban communities. Indeed, my research has shown that the most disadvantaged people have gained the most from the reduction in violent crime.

Start with the lives saved. Though homicide is not a common cause of death for most of the United States population, for African-American men between the ages of 15 and 34 it is the leading cause, which means that any change in the homicide rate has a disproportionate impact on them. The sociologist Michael Friedson and I calculated what the life expectancy would be today for blacks and whites had the homicide rate never shifted from its level in 1991. We found that the national decline in the homicide rate since then has increased the life expectancy of black men by roughly nine months.

That figure may not seem like much, but it is exceedingly rare for any change in society to generate such a degree of change in life expectancy. For example, researchers have estimated that if the obesity epidemic in the United States was eliminated, life expectancy would increase by a similar amount. The drop in homicides is probably the most important development in the health of black men in the past several decades.

The decline in violence on city streets also occurred inside public schools, creating environments where students could learn without fear of being victimized. Analyzing statewide tests of academic achievement, I found that test scores have risen the most, and the gap in the average scores of black and white children has narrowed the most, in those areas where violence has fallen most sharply.

The drop in violent crime has led better-off families to move into poorer city neighborhoods, thus reducing the concentration of poverty in urban America. Though gentrification has become a problem in a few prominent places, in most cities there is no good evidence that poor families have been pushed out of their neighborhoods as violence has fallen. In fact, as research I conducted with the doctoral student Gerard Torrats-Espinosa shows, the crime decline has improved the prospects for upward mobility for the poorest American families.

The everyday lived experience of urban poverty has also been transformed. Analyzing rates of violent victimization over time, I found that the poorest Americans today are victimized at about the same rate as the richest Americans were at the start of the 1990s. That means that a poor, unemployed city resident walking the streets of an average city today has about the same chance of being robbed, beaten up, stabbed or shot as a well-off urbanite in 1993. Living in poverty used to mean living with the constant threat of violence. In most of the country, that is no longer true.

From Jeff Asher’s Crimealytics spreadsheet, a running tally of murders year-to-date across 59 cities, with a mean date of last update of September 18:

City 2020 2019 Change As Of
59 cities 5,671 4,340 31% 9/18
Lubbock 22 9 144% 9/23
Milwaukee 149 79 89% 10/21
Minneapolis 67 36 86% 10/14
Fort Wayne 24 13 85% 7/31
New Orleans 170 97 75% 11/17
Riverside 12 7 71% 8/21
Louisville 104 62 68% 8/31
Toledo 36 22 64% 8/17
Fort Worth 49 31 58% 9/11
Colorado Springs 22 14 57% 7/31
Boston 53 34 56% 11/15
Chicago 692 451 53% 11/15
Aurora 23 15 53% 7/30
Denver 63 43 47% 8/31
Arlington 19 13 46% 9/2
Austin 33 23 43% 8/31
Atlanta 112 79 42% 10/17
Lexington 28 20 40% 10/21
San Bernardino 35 25 40% 8/31
Cincinnati 76 55 38% 10/10
Oakland 80 58 38% 10/18
Philadelphia 422 307 37% 11/15
New York 405 295 37% 11/15
St Louis 185 136 36% 8/31
Indianapolis 129 98 32% 9/1
Houston 229 176 30% 8/31
Cleveland 114 88 30% 9/20
Miami 90 70 29% 11/8
Sacramento 23 18 28% 7/31
Tulsa 47 37 27% 7/31
Nashville 91 72 26% 11/14
Seattle 29 23 26% 8/31
San Antonio 83 66 26% 7/31
Greensboro 44 35 26% 10/18
San Diego 30 24 25% 7/31
Detroit 230 187 23% 9/22
Dallas 220 180 22% 11/17
Kansas City 162 133 22% 11/17
Washington 179 147 22% 11/17
Charlotte 94 78 21% 10/13
San Francisco 27 23 17% 7/31
Jacksonville 116 100 16% 10/21
Las Vegas 84 73 15% 11/14
Portland 25 22 14% 7/31
Los Angeles 223 197 13% 9/19
Stockton 31 28 11% 8/31
Bakersfield 29 27 7% 9/22
Long Beach 19 18 6% 7/31
Omaha 24 23 4% 8/31
Lincoln 4 4 0% 8/31
Plano 1 1 0% 8/31
Baltimore 291 302 -4% 11/14
San Jose 21 24 -13% 8/31
Durham 18 22 -18% 7/25
Newark 33 41 -20% 9/27
Oklahoma City 31 39 -21% 7/31
Virginia Beach 6 9 -33% 9/11
Chula Vista 7 11 -36% 7/31
Anchorage 6 20 -70% 9/8

Milwaukee (Jacob Blake in nearby Kenosha) is up 89%, Minneapolis (George Floyd) is up 86%, and Louisville (Breonna Taylor) is up 62%.

 
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    • LOL: Mike Tre
  2. Anonymous[393] • Disclaimer says:

    Maybe its a dumb question, but is part of the reason why so many blacks get shot in Chicago and other cities like it because they don’t have backyards?

    I’m just eyeballing it here, but I feel like white people tend to have their gatherings (birthday parties, BBQs) in their backyard, whereas a lot of blacks in big cities don’t mind having such gatherings out in the open in the front yard. Maybe so many live in apartments where there is no personal backyard, so all gatherings are out front?

    This seems deadly in cities known for drive-by shootings.

    Why else would you gather around outside in a city known for drive-by shootings?

  3. LOL at Plano with one murder this year and last.

    Its population is half (47%) that of Baltimore, which had 348 homicides last year.

    • Replies: @Seneca44
    , @SaneClownPosse
  4. The map makes it look sort of like the increases are isolated, when in fact the homicides in those 59 cities probably comprise most homicides in the country.

  5. Thomas says:

    Damn COVID and Boogaloo Bois for shooting all those people!

    Laying down a marker that it won’t get better in 2021. We’re all Baltimore now. Cops got the message to GTFO as fast as they can, and to cover their asses as much as possible in the meantime. I’ve had at least one murder in my extended social circle this year so far, and I’m far from a person who would be likely to be exposed to that.

    Seattle is over 50 homicides this year by today. An 85% rise (!) over 2019 and the worst total since 1994.

  6. JimDandy says:
    @Anonymous

    So many Blacks in Chicago get shot because there are so many Blacks in Chicago.

  7. t says:
    @Anonymous

    Most blacks in Chicago have backyards, the south side is mostly single family houses with few large apartment buildings.

  8. Maybe its a dumb question, but is part of the reason why so many blacks get shot in Chicago and other cities like it because they don’t have backyards?

    Must be all those backyards in Salt Lake City keeps their tempers from boiling over.

    The numbers here are possibly large enough to provide close to an iron clad correlation that murder 2020 is more of a negro phenomenon than it is anything else. All you R nerds get to computing but don’t expect to see your findings published in the New York Times.

  9. anon[263] • Disclaimer says:

    I spy with my little eye two green dots. One is either Oklahoma City or Tulsa and the other is perennial iSteve odd data point – El Paso. Right across from Juarez, Mexico.

    So either be an Okie or run for the border. Just be sure it’s the right part.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  10. Whiskey says: • Website

    This is EXACTLY part of the Great Reset. Murder and violence and abuse for Whitey from every non-White criminal around the globe. If we lack enough, we will import them. That’s the plan. Elites are openly boasting about it. NYC is basically non-stop Polar Bear Hunting. Even money and fame can’t protect you (Rick Moranis).

    Now the elite think like much of the WN group, that White people are sheep and can be abused with impunity as all violence and even the possibility of violence has been bred out of them. Otherwise they would not bait White people constantly. No one ever does that with Muslims.

    Maybe the elites and WN people are right. Maybe all White people are combination of Karens, Cucks, and various Chelsea Handlers. Maybe. Or maybe not. Maybe inside of most White people is an inner Jim Bowie, just waiting to get out. Not David. Jim.

  11. So will Steven Pinker admit that things were only safer due to heavy policing?

    • LOL: Redneck farmer
  12. AndrewR says:

    Gee, maybe our elites only care about black lives insofar as they can be cynically used to bash the working class, specifically whites

  13. AndrewR says:
    @Thomas

    Damn I guess Cobain’s passing really upset people

  14. @Thomas

    Damn COVID and Boogaloo Bois for shooting all those people!

    Both of which, I might note, only target People of Color. Fat POCs in the first case. Heck, in the second for all I know. Easier to hit a fatty, right?

    The great sigh of relief you hear across this once-great land is the fact that all of these things can be (and are) blamed 100% on Evil Orange Guy.

  15. @anon

    There was a huge mass shooting by an anti-Mexican white in El Paso in 2019.

    As Dave Chappelle and I have pointed out recently, one good effect of the pandemic is that it seems to have reduced the number of white mass shootings.

  16. @Anonymous

    Maybe its a dumb question, but is part of the reason why so many blacks get shot in Chicago and other cities like it because they don’t have backyards?

    Many Asians live in areas without backyards yet manage not to get killed.

    The prime reason blacks get killed is because they live in black neighborhoods,

  17. guest says:
    @Anonymous

    The only way having backyards would protect them is if backyards could somehow be made black-proof.

    • Replies: @International Jew
  18. guest says:

    Man, Kyle Rittenhouse gets around.

    • LOL: Rob McX
    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Federalist
  19. Anon[245] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    https://unherd.com/thepost/theres-nothing-wrong-with-obamas-pick-up-artistry/

    In a gone-viral vignette from his newly published memoir, Barack Obama described how his intellectual development was simultaneously a “strategy to pick up girls”. So, he read Marx for the “long-legged socialist” he shared a dorm with; Frantz Fanon and Gwendolyn Brooks for the “smooth-skinned sociology major” and for the “ethereal bisexual” he read up on Foucault and Virginia Woolf.

    Reactions have poked fun at how frankly cringe Obama’s attempts to “game” were. But some of the responses online have gone as far to claim that Obama’s actions were “creepy” and “predatory”. Supposedly, Obama was deviously attempting to “trick” the women he fancied into dating him under false pretences.

  20. Thanks trump and trump voters

    This is blood on your hands

    You guys will not implement firearm restrictions and poverty

    Most violence is done by white supremacists and you guys will not police them’

    This is your doing and you will reap the whirlwind

  21. Anonymous[116] • Disclaimer says:

    The late-stage Trump decline.

  22. Two Lessons of the Urban Crime Decline
    By Patrick Sharkey

    The lessons were learned by the people who want more urban crime, and they fixed the problem.

    No I’m not joking.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @John Johnson
  23. tyrone says:
    @Anonymous

    Yes you’re right ,it’s a dumb question ( OK ,charmingly naive)…..have you known or been around many black people?

  24. I like to know why the cities have no ammunition shortages. Most have stricter gun control laws, so you would think there would be even greater shortages there. You know it is almost like all these urban murder-shooting festivals were created by some sort of design.

    • Replies: @prosa123
  25. Peterike says:

    White supremacy: is there anything it can’t do?

  26. Peterike says:

    “ From Sharkey’s NYT op-ed in the Good Old Days of 2018”

    Blah blah I did this and I did that.

    This guys whole career seems to be spending time “proving” the bloody obvious.

  27. Mike Tre says:

    What would it take for national media to actually address the truth about black on black violence? A single mass shooting where say, a black guy manages to kill 10 or more at a drive through, or a massive turf rumble between black street gangs where an entire city block is turned into a war zone for 6-7 hours?

    • Replies: @Ed
  28. LRFD says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Why is that though? Does the lack of face-to-face interaction keep the crazies from flipping out over some perceived slight? Are they happy to sit home alone knowing everyone else is suffering along with them? Did the shared experience of the last (good God) nine months of COVID bond them closer to their fellow man and lessen their murderous impulses? Or are they just stewing in the background, and we will see a massive uptick in mass shootings in the summer once the weather warms up, the vaccine rolls out, and personal interactions resume?

  29. unit472 says:

    I question Sharkey’s observation that a low income unemployed person in 2018 had the same chances of being assaulted or robbed as a well off urbanite in 1993. Low income unemployed urbanites don’t go to police to report an assault. Doing so can lead to an even worse situation. Only if they are hospitalized are police involved and, far too often, the victim still won’t cooperate.

    OTOH if a well to do person is robbed he/she has to notify authorities if there are credit cards involved and going to work the next day looking like you were beaten up is going to be noticed and questions asked.

    • Replies: @Alden
  30. • Agree: Je Suis Omar Mateen
    • Thanks: Joe Magarac
    • Replies: @Je Suis Omar Mateen
  31. Seneca44 says:
    @Ben tillman

    You’re not supposed to notice that.

  32. Oh, no!

    My hometown is in second place so far this year.

    Chicago 692
    Philadelphia 422
    New York 405
    Baltimore 291
    Detroit 230

    C’mon boys!! Let’s see if we can make up the gap!!

    Show some fuckin’ manhood, why doncha!

    • Replies: @Known Fact
  33. F. Galton says:

    I don’t expect The Establishment will appreciate Prof Sharkey shining a light on this trend. I hope he has tenure for his sake.

  34. CCZ says:

    Trenton, New Jersey may only be a “small” city, with a population of population 83.000, but they are a “big” city for homicides.

    “Tuesday (November 17th) morning’s shooting marks the 37th homicide in Trenton so far in 2020. The city recorded just 16 homicides in 2019 and 17 in 2018.”

    Just a small 131% increase.

    • Replies: @Bartleby the Scrivner
  35. Mr. Anon says:

    Murders in 2020 Up 31% Over 2019 in 59 Cities

    Building Back Better

    • Replies: @reactionry
    , @tyrone
  36. El Dato says:
    @Anon

    Same as there are no true atheists in foxholes, there are no true marxists in womenholes.

  37. Lurker says:
    @Anon

    Obama described how his intellectual development was simultaneously a “strategy to pick up girls”

    Has he formerly conceded that this was a failure?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  38. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lurker

    I dont know he slammed some pretty high end, socio economically at least, white women for a while before realizing that his ” political viability ” required an end to that practice.

    Surely the first admission would be the community organizer role was less than successful as the large red Circle suggests.
    ___________________________________________________
    Omitted from these discussions is the large number of wounded in Chicago:

    Year to Date
    Shot & Killed: 647
    Shot & Wounded: 3159
    Total Shot: 3806
    Total Homicides: 711

    So think about these figures as a large scale battle that we havent seen since Nam. Every year, within 5 milles of downtown 3rd largest US metro.

    Thousands shot and wounded, casualties, with 700 Killed in Action.

    Its astounding. The Afghan war of 20 years isnt even a close proxy.

  39. Alfa158 says:
    @Ming Mogill

    Top of your form there, Duck. Thanks for the chuckles.
    I will take your suggestion and immediately start implementing poverty.

  40. Mike Tre says:
    @Anonymous

    “Maybe its a dumb question, but is part of the reason why so many blacks get shot in Chicago and other cities like it because they don’t have backyards?”

    Can somebody do a wellness check on Sailer? Because I’m pretty sure that any HBD advocate who happens to read that will merely shut off their laptop and jump out of the nearest window.

  41. Mr. Anon says:
    @LRFD

    @Steve Sailer

    Why is that though? Does the lack of face-to-face interaction keep the crazies from flipping out over some perceived slight? Are they happy to sit home alone knowing everyone else is suffering along with them? Did the shared experience of the last (good God) nine months of COVID bond them closer to their fellow man and lessen their murderous impulses?

    Perhaps they lost their jobs due to the lockdowns and can no longer afford their anti-depressants, also known as “I don’t give a f**k pills”.

  42. Muggles says:
    @Steve Sailer

    As Dave Chappelle and I have pointed out recently, one good effect of the pandemic is that it seems to have reduced the number of white mass shootings.

    Steve, if it weren’t for mass shootings, whites would probably lag even behind Asians in committing murders. Gotta do something to keep up in the rankings.

  43. Alden says:
    @Anonymous

    Lack of backyards sounds like an excellent idea for yet another liberalology PHD thesis on its all Whitey’s fault blacks kill each other.

    It was the White architects and builders built those houses whose backyards have garages accessed from the alley that fill much of the back yard thus making it too small for dozens of partiers This forced blacks to have parties in the front where the KKK can drive by and shoot them.

    White architects and builders built those U shaped apartments with a big open space or courtyard in the middle. It’s not the fault of the blacks they murder each other at parties in the courtyards. It’s the fault of the Whites who built them.

    Whatever the architecture or city planning, big suburban yards front or back, row houses with no front yards, porches or not, big high rises, duplexes, whatever it is, Whitey did it.

    • Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian
  44. @Ming Mogill

    Alfa158’s last name familiarity mostly beat me to it, Mr. Peking Tiny Duck.

  45. @Mr. Anon

    Is Building Black Better doable?

  46. Alden says:
    @guest

    Actor Ricky Schroeder donated 150K to Rittenhouse’ bail. Why Kyle was released.

    • Replies: @duncsbaby
  47. Alden says:
    @unit472

    Low income unemployed urbanites tend to have outstanding warrants, restraining orders and parole violations. That’s why they odon’t report crimes.

    Example. Baby mamma has restraining order against baby daddy 4. He breaks into her home and baby daddy 6, currently in residence, stabs him. Both BDs, mamma and every kid 14 and over would be arrested if police were called. Warrants parole violations unregistered stolen guns illegal drugs neglected kids allowing police in would break up the happy little home.

  48. El Dato says:

    What’s going on now?

    ‘Black trans lives matter’: Numerous businesses destroyed by Portland protesters

    Okay.

    I wonder what Christmas will bring. Will Santa escape being castrated & then necklaced for egregious white supremacy? Don’t forget to tune in to find out!

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @MEH 0910
  49. tyrone says:
    @Mr. Anon

    we really need to build better blacks.

  50. prosa123 says:
    @Old and Grumpy

    I like to know why the cities have no ammunition shortages. Most have stricter gun control laws, so you would think there would be even greater shortages there. You know it is almost like all these urban murder-shooting festivals were created by some sort of design.

    Chances are most urban criminals have no more than a magazine’s worth of ammunition. It’s not like they spend time at ranges, going through 100+ rounds trying to improve their marksmanship.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
  51. @Anonymous

    Maybe its a dumb question, but is part of the reason why so many blacks get shot in Chicago and other cities like it because they don’t have backyards?

    No, they get shot because they live around other black people.

    The safest place for a black person to live in America is in a White neighborhood. So much for White racism.

  52. @Steve Sailer

    As Dave Chappelle and I have pointed out recently, one good effect of the pandemic is that it seems to have reduced the number of white mass shootings.

    Did Chappelle mention that black mass shootings are on the rise?

  53. @Anon

    Obama’s pickup strategy only confirms for me his homosexuality.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  54. theMann says:

    Nobody cares if Blacks shoot each other up.

    1. Tacit acceptance of a kind of Race Realism.
    2. Blacks shooting Blacks is Blacks NOT shooting non-Blacks.

    Urban Negroes as a group don’t even make it to the lowest level of lumpenproletariat. TPTB have no use for them, have no intention of paying taxes any longer that are simply transfer payments to people who have absolutely no benefit to them, and do have a plan in place to get rid of them. In the meantime, Negro shoots another Negro, on less Negro to worry about.

    It is not the spoken policy, it is in fact the exact opposite of the spoken policy, but it is the real policy.

  55. Anon[938] • Disclaimer says:

    Still, these numbers are nothing compared to 6,000,001 we must be reminded of each and every day.

    • Replies: @Joe Magarac
  56. @Anonymous

    ThreeNineThree, you must be new to iSteve. We have discussed “tragic dirt” where blacks live and “Magic dirt” where Whites live a hundred times. Repasrations will include access to White people’s backyards.

  57. @Anon

    TwoFourFive, and how did he land Michelle? Does he cover that? No way I am reading his book.

    • Replies: @duncsbaby
  58. Marty T says:

    There are a lot more murders in small cities like Nashville and Charlotte than I would have guessed.

  59. @Desiderius

    Fake claims of asymptomatic infection were always a bogeyman to justify tyrannizing healthy young people, nothing more. Everybody knows we catch illness from symptomatic people, almost always family members, friends, and coworkers. People conveniently forgot that when it comes to BULLSHIT-2020. It is a medical coding fraud, period. Literally nothing is happening. An alleged illness with an average age of death higher than average human lifespan is never an emergency or a tragedy – it is simply old people dying of old age.

    Diaper up. Forever.

  60. Aardvark says:
    @Anonymous

    I was noted on UR before that there was an increase in the trend of shooting at funerals.
    This resulted in some sort of slightly attenuated feedback loop.
    This sounds like the same stuff that fueled perpetual tribal warfare.

  61. I’m beginning to believe that statistics are the leading cause of murder.

  62. El Dato says:
    @Charles St. Charles

    It’s a time-honored pickup strategy well deployed since May 1968.

  63. El Dato says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Ducks are influenza incubators. Read Leonard Pitts!

  64. @Steve Sailer

    While the El Paso shooter didn’t like Mexicans, he also had a beef with automation. If there had just been a Sharper Image store in that mall, he may well have only shot up a bunch of robots.

  65. @Anon

    About that George Floyd exhibit within a Holocaust Museum …

    Getting a jump on the next Holocaust, am I right?

  66. @LRFD

    Does the lack of face-to-face interaction keep the crazies from flipping out over some perceived slight?

    Yes.

  67. @Anonymous

    When Italians lived in Cabrini-Green it was decent place to live and helped a lot of Italians out of poverty.

    When Blacks moved in they had problems with snipers and people intentionally dropping objects out of windows.

    Liberals teach that high density housing doesn’t work because it concentrates poverty and mixed-income housing (mix them with Whites) is the solution. They won’t dare mention that it worked fine for the Italians.

    Conservatives used Cabrini as an example for why government housing doesn’t work. As with liberals they don’t talk about the Italians either because it doesn’t fit the agenda.

    So not sure if you were serious about a lack of backyards being the problem. Poor Italians didn’t have backyards and they didn’t shoot each other.

  68. Ed says:
    @Mike Tre

    The media lies about black behavior and culture but everyone else knows they’re lies except ironically suburban white people

  69. @John Johnson

    Or if the Italians did shoot each other, they seldom shot up a lot of bystanders as well.

  70. @El Dato

    I wonder what Christmas will bring. Will Santa escape being castrated & then necklaced for egregious white supremacy? Don’t forget to tune in to find out!

  71. @Joe Magarac

    Two Lessons of the Urban Crime Decline
    By Patrick Sharkey

    The lessons were learned by the people who want more urban crime, and they fixed the problem.

    No I’m not joking.

    • Thanks: Joe Magarac
  72. @Steve Sailer

    Even the Italian gangsters were Catholic and lived by a basic moral code in their personal lives that liberal social engineers still view as insignificant.

    Everything is economic to liberals.

    Even though their original plan of “just give them checks” failed to fix Black areas they still circle back to this theory. Just look at how the basic income advocates are totally oblivious to the history of welfare.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  73. @Joe Magarac

    Patrick Sharkey is full of crap and an apologist for the establishment. He makes a living doing the dance-around-Black-crime-jig like every sociologist and criminologist that pretends to study urban crime.

    There is no revival without safe schools.

    Just because gays and childless liberals move back to these areas and buy locked down condos does not mean everything is fine.

    If White liberals in these areas can afford to have kids they send them to these fake diversity private schools where they only rub elbows with kids of Black/Hispanic professionals. I used to live next door to one and would watch these smug liberals drop off their kids (or their servants would do it in a town car). Then these liberal moms would go to my sbucks and get annoyed with the homeless outside.

    Most of the time these White liberals move back to whatever midwest White area they came from and come up with some deluded excuse as to why they couldn’t raise kids in the city. They will even blame conservatives for not spending enough on education.

  74. @guest

    Kyle Rittenhouse is a political prisoner.

  75. @Steve Sailer

    You think that is a coincidence. An argument has been made that the new chapter in the government program to suppress the people has made that particular chapter in the government program to suppress the people obsolete.

    You think the spooks didn’t do Las Vegas?

    We aren’t ever going to know which maybe ought to be your number one clue.

  76. Rob McX says:
    @prosa123

    That sounds like the best explanation. Even holders of legally owned firearms in cities would spend far less time practising than their rural counterparts. It must be hard to find a range in a big city.

  77. AceDeuce says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Nonwhites in Amerikkka commit the equivalent of 10-15 Columbines a week. Every week.

    Bucktooth wanker Chappelle lives in a mostly white small town in Ohio.

    • Replies: @John Up North
  78. AceDeuce says:
    @Alden

    Yup. Also comes into play when Officer Krupke pulls over La’queevious for a routine traffic stop.

  79. @Marty T

    There are a lot more murders in small cities like Nashville and Charlotte than I would have guessed.

    There are a lot more blacks in those cities than you would have guessed.

  80. AceDeuce says:
    @Anonymous

    That’s exactly why Tokyo, Seoul, and Singapore have so much urban violence….

  81. @kpkinsunnyphiladelphia

    NY, Philly, Chicago, Baltimore and Detroit. In World Cup soccer lingo, that’s “The Group of Death”

  82. The map/graphs aren’t that useful, other than that red is up in 2020, while green is down.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
  83. @Marty T

    The local news in Charlotte, where I visit occasionally, is far more hair-raising than the NYC version — and they don’t even have subway trains to push people in front of

  84. duncsbaby says:
    @Alden

    That is awesome. Vanity Fair is not happy:

    “In a world where Scott Baio regularly appears on right-wing news programs defending Donald Trump, there’s no point in acting surprised when an ’80s teen heartthrob makes an appearance with MAGA provocateurs.

    This time it is Ricky Schroder, star of the Jon Voight boxing film The Champ, sitcom Silver Spoons and, later, Lonesome Dove, who was publicly thanked by attorney L. Lin Wood on Twitter for contributing to the $2 million bail for Kyle Rittenhouse.”

    https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2020/11/ricky-schroder-helps-get-kenosha-shooter-out-of-jail

  85. duncsbaby says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    He gave her the common courtesy of a reach around.

  86. Rob McX says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    The abrupt switch to red is interesting – sudden change in diet by the homeless in 2019?

  87. @John Johnson

    You might say that African-Americans have carved out a lot of exceptions for themselves all up and down the social sciences. Who knew, for example, that living in ethnically homogeneous neighborhoods was a bad thing? Italians, Jews, Mexicans: they all love it, always have. Blacks: it results in food deserts, crime, lack of “opportunity”, major Supreme Court cases.

  88. @Steve Sailer

    I wonder if shooting people at funerals was a thing with the Mafia. There’s that opening scene in The Godfather Part 2…

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  89. @guest

    If I lived in the ghetto and I was worried about my half-nephew shooting my ex-girlfriend’s stepmother’s boyfriend in my backyard when he came uninvited to my fiancee’s step-grandson’s birthday party, I’d paint the inside of my fence with patterns to disrupt his marksmanship — subtly nonparallel lines, swirls that make you want to keep refocusing your eyes, other “optical illusion” shit.

    • LOL: Morton's toes
  90. What say ye. Will NYC turn around? How much is covid and how much is crime?

    Manhattan Median Rent Falls Below $3,000 for the First Time Since 2011

    Nearly Half of Midtown Manhattan Listings Got a Rent Cut

    Brooklyn Rents Dropped for the First Time Since 2010

    Queens Rental Inventory Spiked to All-Time High

    https://streeteasy.com/blog/q3-2020-market-reports/

  91. More Orthodox Jewish shindigs in Brooklyn. This time indoors.
    Three-day festival of crowded dancing, singing, shouting.

    They let the women watch from a gallery. Not a single bit of this bothers the lib-covid-crazies.

    “Due to the ongoing situation with government restrictions, preparations were made secretly and discreetly, so as not to draw attention from strangers,” the paper reported in its Nov. 13 edition.

    Can one of our resident heebs tell us which yiddish word for ‘strangers’ they used this time?

    https://nypost.com/2020/11/21/secret-plans-helped-synagogue-pull-off-massive-maskless-wedding/

    • Replies: @Known Fact
  92. Ed says:

    It’s rumored that Trump said black people are too dumb to vote for him. He’s broadly right but in general any other community in a wealthy democracy would be appalled by this state of affairs and make it their mission to fix it. Not black people in America. I just hope as few innocents die as possible.

    • Replies: @cynthia curran
  93. Ed says:
    @John Johnson

    The same people that designed many of the post war projects in America, designed them in Singapore. In America they were torn down. In Singapore they are now coveted apartments families can purchase. I think there is a similar tension with ethnic segregation and integration there but it’s not a hate fest there.

    There are some NYC public broadcast features of older black people that were first to move in the projects in Queens. They say the turning point came when the city stopped doing in-home interviews of prospective tenants and dropped the marriage requirement.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  94. Murders are way up, but lesser crimes like theft and assault are probably up more – even if not documented by police.

    This piece recalled horror stories about how it sucks to be an honest working stiff in a high crime hood. It’s worse if your livelihood depends on tools and a work vehicle – high crime hood living is all but impossible. You can NEVER park in your driveway after a 10+ hour day of painting, landscaping, or plumbing without unloading your vehicle.

    You have to live in the burbs – and even then take care to park securely.

  95. @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    The problem is the COVID spikes grab hold of those big furry hats

  96. @Alden

    Wait for it…

    The lack of backyards in many of the high density areas in which these people live will be advanced as one of the principal reasons that blacks need to be injected in large numbers into the suburbs. Classic leftard logic will be in play; since everything comes down to environment – and has nothing at all to do with inherent, genetic character patterns – if you transport them to the leafy glades of suburbia, the difference in “outcomes” will follow without fail. Take it to the bank.

    But my wild-assed guess? It would do nothing to stop, or even appreciably slow down The Community’s propensity toward violence, ’cause this propensity, genetic, cultural, or a combination of both seems to be inherent. I have seen pictures of some of the highly violent (formerly) black neighborhoods in LA, and many of the homes were on small plots of land with setbacks and backyards. They ain’t like most white people, similarly situated, who are happy to take advantage of a back yard for some private space. Nope, The Street exerts such a powerful draw that blacks would rather moil around in a tiny front yard, and spill out into the road than to hang in the back yard. They’ve simply gotta cock wand on the avenue. Dominating the space is what they do, and increasingly so, pretty much no matter what sphere of life is under consideration, residence, workplace, public space, it doesn’t matter. I’m sure that Merrick Garland could find a way to ram this up our asses as AG, even more than Holder did, because as a pusillanimous liberal white squish, he would feel duty bound to send up a whole fusillade of legalistic rockets in order to virtue signal. Whoo hoo.

    • Replies: @SaneClownPosse
  97. As the blogger likes to point out, only certain crimes are worth reporting.

    Does that alleged decline in school violence mean Parkland style shootings, one-off murders, or assaults that require hospitalizations?

    The number of school bullies (nothing happens to them), the number of school kids involved in brawls (in-school suspension, maybe) or those who belt teachers (occasionally results in expulsion) etc. do not enter the formal, juvenile justice system.

    There’s no question that school closures have finally eliminated the pandemic of school violence.

  98. @JimDandy

    You stole my line.
    There have been 713 folks (and people) kilt in the great city known as Chimpcongo as of this posting.
    6, or 0.86% of those kilt were by RAYSIS pole ease officers.
    The defunding can’t come soon enough!

    • Replies: @JimDandy
  99. @CCZ

    Aahhh

    But they were mostly peaceful homicides…..

  100. @Alden

    I see you did a few tours in 011. Glad you got out alive…..

  101. @Ben tillman

    Plano needs more vibrant diversity.

  102. @JerseyJeffersonian

    We can’t allow a backyard gap to hold the nation back!

  103. @Steve Sailer

    Langley has limited assets with which to stage mass death events. Such as El Paso (conveniently located with a nearby US military megabase).

    The current pandemic/BLM/Antifa/ProudBoys shows are overtaxing the producers, the writers, et al, in the sub basements underneath Langley.

    Killer Kyle was all they could muster for the lone white male with a military style rifle event this season.

  104. @LRFD

    Did the shared experience of the last (good God) nine months of COVID bond them closer to their fellow man and lessen their murderous impulses?

    The Pandemic® eroded cohesion on the society level, which kinda helps sociopaths, because now everyone has to live in their world of suspicion, but increased familial cohesion, which may indeed reduce the numbers of murders.

  105. @Ed

    Trump got 12 percent which is pretty good- black vote. In fact, if the Democrats rioted two years ago Trump would have won the election on law and order. The riots during the summer and winter were something new it takes time to get people’s thinking to changed.

    • Replies: @Ed
  106. How do progressives reconcile their belief that inequality leads to violent crime, and also that violent crime has significantly declined over the past 50 years (during which time inequality has grown)?

  107. @AceDeuce

    I never found Chappelle to be a great wit.

  108. Ed says:
    @cynthia curran

    I’ve seen 90-8, which sounds more plausible going by results in Detroit & Atlanta. Let’s say it’s 12, that’s one point more than Bush Jr., big deal.

    Republicans are foolish to expend any serious effort obtaining the black vote. Better off leveraging the media’s deification of blacks by getting more Hispanics in places like Milwaukee and Philadelphia.

  109. Hibernian says:
    @John Johnson

    Even the Italian gangsters were Catholic and lived by a basic moral code in their personal lives that liberal social engineers still view as insignificant.

    Sure, they only killed each other. A legend along with the legends that Richard J. and Richard M. didn’t tolerate adulterers in their organizations, and that Richard J. was only interested in power, not money.

  110. Hibernian says:
    @International Jew

    Funerals are also where the FBI and other law enforcement/ intel organizations find criminals, rebels, etc. In Ireland Michael Collins for that reason sometimes did and sometimes didn’t go to funerals that custom and/or his own sentiments would tend to dictate that he go to.

  111. Hibernian says:
    @Ed

    A major turning point in Chicago and some other cities was giving welfare recipients preference for openings in public housing.

  112. MEH 0910 says:
    @El Dato

  113. JimDandy says:
    @Bartleby the Scrivner

    And 3,858 people have been shot in Chicago in 2020, with more than a month left in the year.

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