Report: Violent Crime in 6 Democrat-Run Cities on Track to Eclipse Last Year’s Numbers

Members of the Crime Scene Unit walk near the location of a shooting in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021.
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A number of Democrat-run cities in the United States have seen violent crime jump in 2022 compared to last year, a report has found.

Per data reviewed by Fox News, rates of violent crime – comprised of homicide, rape, robbery, and assault –  in New York City, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Baltimore “are all on pace to break their 2021 levels.”

While speaking with Fox News, Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute called the alarming jumps in violent crime the “Ferguson Effect 2.0 or the Minneapolis Effect.”

“George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police in late May was justly condemned — but the event has now spurred an outpouring of contempt against the pillars of law and order that has no precedent in American history,” she explained. 

Democrat Mayor Eric Adams’s New York City is enduring the highest uptick in violent crime of any of the cities as there has been a 25.8 percent increase in homicide, rape, robbery, and assault, compared to the same period in 2021, Fox News reports. Moreover, the Big Apple’s crime statistics show the seven major felony categories – including the four violent crimes in conjunction with burglary, grand larceny auto, and grand larceny – have risen an astounding 38 percent through June 19 compared to the same time frame last year.

A LAPD police officer stands at the corner of Fairfax Avenue and Sunset Boulevard where a body covered in a white sheet lies on the pavement in Los Angeles on April 24, 2021 in what appears to be an officer-involved shooting. - On the evening of the shooting the LAPD official twitter account read: There has been an Officer-Involved Shooting on Sunset Blvd. near Fairfax in Hollywood Division. Around 2:35 p.m. officers were heading to a radio call with their lights and sirens on when a car pulled in front of them, stopped suddenly and reversed into the police car. The driver of the car exited, was wearing body armor, and had his right hand concealed behind him. He moved toward the officers who had exited their patrol car. He counted "3, 2, 1" and began to move his arm to the front of his body, at which time there was an officer involved shooting. The man was struck by gunfire and pronounced deceased at scene. Force Investigation Division detectives are on scene conducting interviews and gathering evidence.The man who was shot and killed by the Los Angeles Police Department has been identified as 34-year-old Richard Solitro. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

A LAPD police officer stands at the corner of Fairfax Avenue and Sunset Boulevard where a body covered in a white sheet lies on the pavement in Los Angeles on April 24, 2021. (VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

Violent crime has also jumped substantially in Mayor Eric Garcetti’s (D) Los Angeles (L.A), jumping 8.6 percent this year compared to last. On the heels of the nationwide protests following George Floyd’s death, the city of Los Angeles moved to ax $150,000,000 from the police department’s budget, as Breitbart News reported. Homicides have increased by 7.3 percent, Fox News noted in a separate report.

Law-abiding citizens in Washington, DC, have borne the brunt of the second-highest violent crime increase of the six cities in 2022, according to Fox News. To this point in the year, the four crimes have soared 12 percent in Democrat Mayor Muriel Bowser’s D.C. when referenced with the same period last year. Homicide rates alone have climbed 13.3 percent this year compared to last.

In Atlanta, violent crime has seen a year-over-year jump of 5.5 percent under the leadership of Mayor Andre Dickens (D), with homicide rates skyrocketing 13.3 percent, according to Fox News’s reports. In Mayor Brandon Scott’s (D) Baltimore, violent crime has risen 6.1 percent since last year, and homicides have climbed 7.7 percent. Philadelphia has suffered a comparable increase in violent crime under the direction of Mayor James Kenney (D), climbing an even 7 percent in 2022 compared to the first half of 2021.

While violent crime rates in New York City, L.A., D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Atlanta, are on the rise, New Orleans, Louisiana “is on pace to become the nation’s murder capital at current trends,” Breitbart News reported Tuesday.

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