From my new column in Taki’s
The Floyd Effect
November 02, 2022
With elections a few days away, crime statistics are finally being widely discussed in the press. So…knowing more about the topic of the hour than virtually any other pundit, I’m not going to pass up one last chance to deluge you with new graphs based on the CDC’s WONDER database of causes of death.
Democratic politicians have been flailing about looking for a way to get off the hook for the historic increase in murder and car crash mayhem ever since our respectable class’ leaders declared “the racial reckoning” was at hand following the unfortunate expiration of George Floyd on May 25, 2020.
For example, New York’s Democratic governor, Kathy Hochul, suddenly finding herself in a tight race with Lee Zeldin largely over the crime surge, kvetched to Zeldin in a debate about crime, “I don’t know why that’s so important to you.”
… Before getting to the red state vs. blue state issue that everybody wants to talk about, let’s look at the national murder trend, which has been jaw-dropping.
I’ve graphed homicide victimizations by month from January 1999 through March 2022.
As you can see, during the racial reckoning, the black homicide victimization rate reached levels previously unknown in this century and has stayed highly elevated ever since:
Read the whole thing there.