The economy has thrived under Trump and now the murder rate is dropping too.
America's murder rate is on track for the largest one-year drop in five years, according to a new report from the NYTimes.
Based on a comparison of 2017 data and 2018 data for the 66 biggest cities in the US (population higher than 250,000), we can see a trend is occurring and offer a reasonable prediction.
The murder rate went up 23% between 2014 and 2016 (who was President then?) before leveling off in 2017 (after a law-and-order POTUS was elected).
Huge increase in craphole cities like Chicago and Baltimore got a lot of national attention, but an increase was scene throughout the country too.
However the murder has been down 7% on average this year compared to where we were at right now in 2017.
The point is, murder has gone down under Trump and the economy has improved while Obama's America was exactly the opposite.
Our numbers going DOWN, under Trump? We just can't have this. Murica #1!! IMPEACH!!
Oh, here we go - sour grapes I think - https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/09/26/crime-rate-declining-donald-trump-jeff-sessions-murder-immigrants-column/1423724002/ [usatoday.com]
Trump may try to claim victory for nothing he did
It is true that the most recent shifts in crime are relatively modest, especially compared with what occurred over the past two years. One might wonder whether the improvement is itself an aberration from what could be a growing crime problem that started mid-decade.
Some reassurance comes from early statistics for 2018, suggesting that the downturn should continue. Based on an analysis of part-year crime data from the nation’s 30 largest city police departments, the Brennan Center for Justice has projected that 2018 will yield additional declines in homicide and overall crime rates.
The good news about recent crime trends leaves me, however, with one significant worry. My concern is not that crime rates will rebound once again, but that Trump will seize the opportunity to claim victory — boasting that only he could have made this happen, and that we must keep him and his congressional loyalists in power to make sure crime rates stay low.
More seriously - no one understands why crime rates go up and down. Talking heads try to make you believe they know, but they don't. Politicians want you to believe they are responsible for falling crime rates, but won't accept responsibility for increasing rates. Cops and other "officials" all want to take credit, but never blame.
Actual plausible reasons for a falling crime rate? Something, something, millenials, low libido, something, something, blah blah blah, something something.
Please, everyone take a stab at explaining this outrage. We need to get back on track for Number ONE!