"Actually, the murder rate started its decline under David Dinkins."
Yes, and the rate of Jew-killing began its decline under Hitler!
Amid the left’s ecstasy at having finally gotten Rudy Giuliani, they’ve decided to really stick the knife in and take away his greatest accomplishment: Saving New York City.
You’re going to hear a lot of liberals claiming, Actually, the murder rate began to decline under Mayor Dinkins.
And the rate of Jew-killing in Nazi Germany began declining under Adolf Hitler!
Liberals have even doctored charts, narrowing the focus to right before Dinkins came in, creating the illusion of a major drop-off in murders, thanks to Dinkins’s tough-on-crime policies. (Ha!) Although the murder rate did drop in his second two years in office, that’s only in comparison to the epic, historic rise in murders in Dinkins first two years in office — numbers New Yorkers hadn’t experienced even in the 1970s.
Here’s a complete chart of murders in New York City, courtesy of the FBI Uniform Crime Reports:
Green line: Dinkins inaugurated.
Red line: Giuliani inaugurated.
Don’t be fooled. Locking up criminals works.
For more, see Smart Policing: Lock Up Liberals:
Instead of understanding criminals, Giuliani thought we should lock them up. And guess what? It worked! In his first three years as mayor, the drop in crime in New York City alone was responsible for 35 percent of the reduction in crime nationally.
When the murder rate in New York plummeted an amazing 20 percent his first year in office, The New York Times heralded this accomplishment with an article titled: “New York City Crime Falls but Just Why Is a Mystery.”
Over the course of his mayoralty, the number of murders in New York declined from about 2,000 a year to a few hundred a year –- and kept falling as Mayor Michael Bloomberg continued Giuliani’s crime policies.
The results weren’t so great in cities that refused to implement Giuliani-style policing. While New York became a wonderland, some cities continued their decline into dystopian nightmares. Detroit didn’t turn around. Baltimore didn’t turn around. Philadelphia and St Louis didn’t turn around.
Read the full column here.