“Doublethink is the acceptance of or mental capacity to accept contrary opinions or beliefs at the same time, especially as a result of political indoctrination.”
George Orwell, from “1984”
January 11, 2017 – Police: Philly crime at lowest level in decades
Jan 26, 2017 – Trump Lies About Philly’s Murder Rate in Loews Hotel Speech
The two quotes immediately above show that the folks in charge are not your friends, and are lying to you about basically everything, including crime in Philadelphia.
June 20, 2016 – Figures show fall in recorded crime in Scotland
There were 49 murders – down six on the previous 12 months, to the lowest figure recorded using modern methods.
(Uses “down six” to obfuscate the percentage drop, which I had to do the math on myself. It’s an 11% decrease in murders, in one year – ed)
September 27, 2016 – Recorded crime in Scotland drops to lowest level in 40 years
January 11, 2017 – Police: Philly crime at lowest level in decades – Philly.com
January 26, 2017 – Trump Lies About Philly’s Murder Rate in Loews Hotel Speech
February 13, 2017 – Philippines’ crime rate falls 13 percent in 2016 | ABS-CBN News
February 28, 2017 – Mayor: Rochester has lowest crime rate in 30 years
June 26, 2017 – Washington, D.C. – Violent crime in District down 26 percent; homicides, robberies
The number of homicides, robberies and assaults have dropped significantly in the District over the past six months, a hopeful signal for police
June 30, 2017 – Crime rate in Minnesota hits a 50-year low, new BCA data show
July 1, 2017 – U.K. – Decline in police stop and search fuels rise in violent crime
July 26, 2017 – Kuala Lumpur – Public still sceptical despite 47% drop in crime index: Zahid
August 8, 2017 – Crime drop in Dayton in 2017: What’s really going on?
Septenber 12, 2017 – L.A. saw a big drop in homicides this summer, falling to levels seen in 1966.
September 23, 2017 – Florida – Latest crime data released by the Citrus Heights Police Department shows a sharp rise in burglaries in the city so far in 2017, compared to the same period last year. Data also shows an overall decrease in violent crimes, largely due to a drop in assaults as well as zero homicides in 2017.
(leads with a negative statistic, buries the positive statistic below – ed)
Through August of this year, a total of 492 vehicle burglaries were reported in the city, up 47 percent compared to the same period last year. Residential and commercial burglaries also rose sharply, with 312 reported through August, compared with 227 during the same period last year — a 37 percent increase.
Violent crime in the city has fared better, with a 19 percent drop in assaults and a 100 percent drop in homicides.
(Same tactic, repeated – negative statistics come first, to blunt or soften the positive one, “100% drop in homicides” – ed)
September 25, 2017 – Malloy: Crime drops to lowest level in decades – Laredo Morning Times
September 28, 2017 – U.K. – Crime in Cardinia Shire is down 13.9 per cent with the region experiencing drops in offences across the board. The region experienced a drastic drop in homicide – down 66.7 per cent
(The largest, most positive statistic is again position last, ‘buried’ the lowest – ed)
October 2, 2017 – America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts
October 3, 3017 – Serious crime drops at record-breaking pace in September, NYPD
Last month, the NYPD saw a record 6% drop in murders and shootings, compared to September of last year.
October 6, 2017 – Pensacola, FL – According to a report released by the Pensacola Police Department, the City of Pensacola experienced a 10.2 percent decrease in the total crime rate in 2016.
“This is a new historic low for overall crime within city limits for more than 20 years,” said Pensacola Police Chief Tommi Lyter.
The 10.2 percent reduction in the total crime rate was the result of a 7.6 percent reduction in the violent crime rate combined with a 10.6 percent reduction in the property crime rate last year.