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Big crime increase in Los Angeles

For the first time in more than a decade, all categories of crime rose across Los Angeles in 2015 as police struggled to get control of the problem, according to LAPD data.

Violent crime in L.A. climbed 19.9% and property crime increased 10.3% through Dec. 26 compared with the same period last year, according to the police data. It marked the second year in a row that violent crime rose, but the first time since 2003 that both violent and property crime rose.

The increases follow more than a decade of steep declines in crime, particularly in homicides. Police officials said the recent upswings should be viewed in that larger context. [Los Angeles Times ]

This is a nationwide trend, except for New York City which, despite De Blasio, allegedly didn’t have a crime increase. Maybe there is some statistical deception involved in that. Or maybe even De Blasio is unable to stop the massive gentrification trend as all of the smart educated people in the entire country continue to move to NYC, pushing the poor people out to places like New Jersey or maybe they are packing up and leaving the northeast entirely and moving to the South.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 31, 2015 at 11:57 am

Posted in Crime

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  1. L.A. is a dump. If it weren’t for Hollywood no one would ever live there. And even the entertainment industry is not immune to toxic liberal policies. The film industry has been leaving SoCal and going to right to work states. Los Angeles is a ticking, third world time bomb.


    December 31, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    • Most of the 18 million people who live and work in the Greater L.A. area don’t live in the actual City of Los Angeles. These other areas are generally safe and nice to live in.

      Anonymous Academic

      January 2, 2016 at 11:58 am

      • Its safe and nice as long as you don’t mind paying a million bucks for a starter home and spending 20k a year on private school for your kids. That scenario, which is the reality of living in proximity to L.A. just isn’t possible for most middle class people.


        January 3, 2016 at 3:16 pm

  2. Ray Kelly asserts De Blasio & Co are fudging the crime numbers to make him look good.

    Gentrification in the city, has been a finished process (except with a few outlying areas near Williamsburg)

    No one is gentrifying MaryK’s Gerritsen Beach or Sheepshead Bay or your dreaded hometown of Guido Island. SWPLs types will never move there in large numbers.

    I suspect all the newcomers to Manhattan (the White demographic) aren’t coming to become strivers, but players with money. There aren’t tons of jobs anymore, this isn’t the Guiliani or the early Bloomberg years.


    December 31, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    • This goes to show what a sc*mbag De Blasio is. Fudging crime statistics so he can be on par with his Republican predecessors!!!


      December 31, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      • Another B. Goetz would be nice.


        December 31, 2015 at 2:27 pm

      • Giuliani was the master at fudging crime stats. See “Crime Stories,” from 1996. Bloomberg followed in his footsteps. See also “Disappearing Crime New York” and “Stix Vindicated.”

        Nicholas Stix, Uncensored

        Nicholas Stix

        January 1, 2016 at 4:32 am

      • Nicholas Stix reads this blog?


        January 2, 2016 at 6:46 am

      • Bernie Goetz was a homegrown native, White ethnic type. SWPLs in Manhattan and increasingly in the outer boroughs, are mostly out of towner pansies, who are afraid of blacks. But they’ll tell other Whites to stop hatin’, you know wat I’m sayin”’


        January 2, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    • Sheepshead Bay doesn’t need to be gentrified. It’s already a nice middle-class place. What do you think a house there costs? Look it up on Zillow.


      January 1, 2016 at 12:45 am

      • Born in Sheepshead. Gonna die in Sheepshead. Sheepshead is changing. But it’s not hip.


        January 1, 2016 at 2:15 pm

      • I wouldn’t say Sheepyhead is nice, but it’s a boring and safe prole neighborhood that Lion would never set his foot on. Being located on avenues with the last letters of the alphabet of XYZ, is indicative of its status.


        January 2, 2016 at 12:08 pm

      • My grandparents lived there. And my mother lived with them there before she was married and before I was born.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 2, 2016 at 12:09 pm

      • Here’s some Sheepyhead news for you.

        I didn’t know public housing and NAM murders were synonymous with Proleshead bay.


        January 4, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      • My mother used to live in that housing project.

        My great aunt and uncle still lived there when I was a little kid, and I remember visiting them there (which is something I nearly forgot about until you reminded me). But they moved to the nearby “Kings Bay” Mitchell Lama coops that were nearly all Jewish.

        When my grandfather was alive, he tried to talk me into moving into the coop. But the coop is an ungodly commute to Manhattan.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 4, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      • What do you think a house there costs?

        I just love those yucky homes found in many prole neighborhoods in NYC, with their reptilian textured, brick exteriors!


        January 2, 2016 at 1:40 pm

      • I’m convinced more and more that all these buildings here are getting some kind of government money to house some poor people. Section 8 seems to be in full effect in the building across the street for me. A big building that claims to charge $1350 a month for rent, but at 8 am nobody is leaving to go to work form out of that building. And at 5:30pm nobody’s coming home either.


        January 2, 2016 at 4:52 pm

      • A lot of SWPL/bobo types don’t have regular 9 to 5 jobs?

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 2, 2016 at 5:49 pm

      • A lot of them have PHD – Pappa Has Dought. Why don’t you just chat them up and you’ll know if they have section 8. Talk like you wanna get it, but not sure if you qualify. They will help you.


        January 3, 2016 at 12:20 am

      • There are college professors on Foodstamps. Self actualization at the expense of taxpayers’ dollars. Proles will tell you it’s wrong, and they’ll be more critical of it, than NAMs, who have a boatload of kids on welfare.


        January 4, 2016 at 1:47 pm

  3. Jersey is going to boot out the “poor” as well. Look at JC, and Harrison. It’ll happen to Newark too, give it time.


    December 31, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    • “Another B. Goetz would be nice.”

      Another Anthony Imperiale would be even better.

      Lewis Medlock

      December 31, 2015 at 2:47 pm

  4. It’s shocking how much murder has increased in quite a few American cities from its recent lows. DC went from 88 murders in 2012 to 162 and rising in 2015. Baltimore went from 197 in 2011 and 211 in 2014 to 343 in 2015. St. Louis went from 113 or so a few years ago to something like 180 in 2015. Indianapolis has gone from the 80’s into the 140’s. Milwaukee has seen a similar erosion. Des Moines of all places has 20 murders, which is a higher rate per capita than Los Angeles (it had as few as four in recent years). Even relatively-tranquil Portland has shot up from 14 murders in 2013 to 28 in 2015 – a doubling.

    In some cities, those are rates of murder commensurate with a fairly hardcore third-world craphole; we’re talking about murder rates in the 50 to 60 per 100,000 range compared to the US national average of 4.5 or the developed-world norm of 0.5 to 1.5 or so (Canada is at the upper-end of that range at 1.4; Japan is near the bottom with 0.3).

    The victims and perps are not only disproportionately black, but are overwhelmingly so, which seems to indicate a possible end to the steep drop in the black murder rate, which began after 1991. A quarter-century is more or less the length of a generation, so perhaps we’re going into a new and more violent cycle.

    But unlike last time, the political establishment now is focused on SOFTER punishments for crime, claiming that we have a “carceral state” which “doesn’t work.” Doesn’t work compared to what, though? Brazil is much less of a carceral state, and its national murder rate is right around 30 per 100,000. That’s what happens when you take a hands-off approach toward a crime-prone populace.

    • Hilarious headline.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      December 31, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    • The groups were led by “Salaam Ismial” and “Abdul Muhammad” and the mayor is “Ras Baraka?” Newark is a city located in America, correct?


      December 31, 2015 at 7:21 pm

      • Geographically located in the Estados Unidos, but spiritually in Africa. Understand?


        January 1, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      • Isn’t it cute how black people still give themselves Arab names?


        January 1, 2016 at 9:18 pm

  5. “Or maybe even De Blasio is unable to stop the massive gentrification trend as all of the smart educated people in the entire country continue to move to NYC”

    ALL of the smart people in the ENTIRE country. LOL, c’mon Lion.


    December 31, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    • It’s not entirely off the mark. Educated people just keep pouring in. The only thing keeping more of them from moving here is they can’t afford it.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      December 31, 2015 at 3:59 pm

      • Now that you’re unemployed, why are you staying? Tuscon calls . . .


        December 31, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      • It’s a logical destination for smart people in the USA, but not ALL of them.


        December 31, 2015 at 6:09 pm

      • From the perspective of the vast majority of Americans the NYC lifestyle is effectively not an option regardless of salary and cost considerations. Most Americans hate the experience of NYC. They hate the noise level, riding the subway, and the difficulty of going on a peaceful walk or bike ride somewhere with a more private experience of nature. White practicing Christians are visibly a tiny minority in modern Manhattan and such people feel very alienated there.

        If I recall correctly you lived in Northern Virginia. I have been dealing with a company that was forced to move a team of math phds from near Reston to Rosslyn. Half of them quit. They found other $200K+ jobs easily. They all hate even going inside the beltway and avoid it to the extent possible. Manhattan is out of the question.

        New Yorkers tend to have a warped perspective on this. Probably most American hundred-millionaires don’t even aspire to have digs on the upper east side. Most people don’t like New York.


        December 31, 2015 at 7:06 pm

      • I just spent the morning in South Harlem. I saw hundreds of white bread middle Americans. Every time someone new moves into my parents’ neighborhood or my neighborhood, its a white Middle American replacing a native NYer, black, immigrant, or Jewish family. The trend is REAL!


        January 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    • Tucson is too prole for Lion. I can see him fleeing to a SWPL whitetopia in the northern 1/4 of the US.


      December 31, 2015 at 6:02 pm

  6. Middle and lower tier SWPLs are being displaced by immigrants and upper SWPLs in LA. They are fleeing to the PacNW. LA is becoming more like Brazil with the super wealthy and super poor. Ironically, the fleeing SWPLs are very pro immigration but don’t realize that the reason why the PacNW is becoming crowded and cost of living in increasing is because of the lax immigration laws. SWPLs who are not from CA who live in the PacNW are very anti-California but are pro unlimited immigration (esp immigrants from homophobic, racists, misogynistic, sexist, and patriarchal cultures).


    December 31, 2015 at 6:01 pm

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