Detroit Lowered City’s Murder Rate, You Won’t Believe How
Well, what do we have here? A city that’s bucking the trend and doing what needs to be done. Detroit, Michigan, has managed to cut its murder rate to a 60-year low. And how did they do it? By ignoring liberal crime policies and taking the common-sense approach of holding criminals accountable and hiring more police. Now there’s a novel idea!
As of November 30, Detroit recorded 228 homicides this year, marking an 18% drop compared to the same time last year. It seems like Detroit is on track to beat its lowest homicide rate in 60 years, which it achieved back in 2018. And how did they do it? By simply doing the obvious: locking up criminals. Imagine that!
Detroit worked tirelessly to reduce felony gun case backlogs in both the Wayne County Circuit and 36th District courts. They increased staff at their police department, sheriff’s department, and county prosecutor’s office. They even created a FAST unit to apprehend fugitives and managed to nab 1,000 individuals with outstanding felony warrants. Talk about getting things done.
But hold your horses, it gets even better. The city managed to decrease the backlog of felony gun cases from 4,000 in January of 2022 to 1,330 in November. That’s a whopping 67% reduction from 2022!
Wayne County Executive Warren Evans said in the report, “Leadership, teamwork, and a commitment to the community were key components of this initiative.” And he’s right. This wasn’t just about law enforcement; it was about the community coming together to take a stand against crime.
But don’t start popping the champagne just yet. While overall homicides are down for Detroit, they’ve increased in Detroit’s 2nd, 4th, and 5th precincts. So there’s still work to be done. But the progress is undeniable and a testament to what can be achieved when we put common sense before politics.
So here’s to Detroit, for showing us that traditional Republican values of law and order, accountability, and community can make a real difference. It’s a lesson that other cities would do well to learn. And to all the naysayers out there, let this be a reminder: sometimes, the old ways are the best ways. After all, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.