‘You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear.’
Sherlock Holmes, from “A Scandal in Bohemia“, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1891
It’s April, 2018, and crime rates around the globe are dropping to their lowest levels in history.
The words “mystery”, “baffled” and “puzzled” are memes, used, among numerous similar variants, whenever anyone in the wholly-controlled-and-coopted Political, Academic, Scientific and Media establishments wants to lie about, well, basically anything.
That’s why one of the recent news accounts I’ve appended below is headlined “The Mystery of the Crime Decline”. And why another reads “New York’s crime-drop miracle continues”.
Do you feel respected when such terms are used? You shouldn’t, because you are not. It’s how you would talk to a fifth grader, no, make that a five year old.
Major crime in Annapolis, Maryland dropped 33% in the first three months of this year. The article avers that it is “a sign that community policing initiatives started last year are making inroads.”
That’s a local plausible-deniability excuse. The article doesn’t make any mention of the larger phenomenon, occurring in other cities, like New York, and in other nations, everywhere, around the globe. That’s the standard protocol with the global news blackout on the subject.
The behavior of the people who’ve been in charge of things on this planet for a very long time is not changing. It’s rigid, and formulaic, and repetitive. However, the world is obviously changing, in a very drastic way, in a very positive way.
What happens to things that are rigid in the face of great change? They get broken.
We’re in the midst of transition up and away from being ruled from the shadows by these people.
I think this is the year we turn the corner and break free.
December 4, 2017 – New York’s crime-drop miracle continues – New York Post
January 3, 2018 – Opinion | The Mystery of the Crime Decline – The New York Times
April 3, 2018 – Annapolis crime sees dramatic decline in first months of 2018
Major crime in Annapolis dropped 33 percent during the first three months of 2018, a trend police say may be a sign that community policing initiatives started last year are making inroads.
As of Tuesday, the city has yet to see any homicides, has seen less than half the burglaries at this point in 2017 and has seen an across-the-board reduction in all serious crimes, statistics compiled by the Annapolis Police Department show. The declines are in Part One crimes, defined by the FBI as most violent and property crimes.
April 4, 2018 – Overall Crime Continues to Drop in New York City Through First Quarter of 2018
New York City’s sustained reduction in overall index crime continued through March 2018, continuing the downward trend and resulting in a new safety record for any first quarter in the Compstat era. There were 7,136 index crimes reported for March 2018 compared with 7,430 for March 2017, or -4.0%. Compared with the same period as last year, the first quarter of 2018 had 21,413 index crimes reported, 921 fewer index crimes than in the first quarter of 2017, or -4.1%. Reported for the quarter there were nine fewer murders, or -13.6%; 212 fewer robberies, or -6.6%; 159 fewer felony assaults, or -3.5%; 264 fewer burglaries, or -9.0%; 275 fewer grand larcenies, or -2.8%; 78 fewer grand larceny autos (GLA), or -6.2%. There was an increase of 76 rapes, or +24.8%.
April 11, 2018 – New Jersey – Kearny crime rate continues to drop – The Observer Online
The Kearny Police Department has released its Uniform Crime Report Index for 2017, and the stats show a 29.3% decrease in total serious offenses as compared with the previous year.