Violent Crime Is Surging In Major U.S. Cities and The Economy Is Not Even Crashing Yet

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Don’t let anyone tell you that crime is going down in America.

All over the United States, rates of violent crime in our major cities are increasing by double digit percentages.  Murders are way up, shootings are way up and rapes are way up.  So what is behind this sudden spike in crime?  In Baltimore, authorities are pointing to the racial tensions that were stirred up by the riots that erupted in protest to the death of Freddie Gray.  But what about the rest of the country?  From coast to coast, we are witnessing a dramatic increase in violent crime, and the economy is not even crashing yet.  So what is going to happen when the next great economic crisis hits us, unemployment skyrockets, and people really start hurting?

When I was surveying the news today, I was very surprised to learn that the murder rate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has more than doubled so far this year…

Milwaukee, which had one of its lowest annual homicide totals in city history last year, has recorded 84 murders so far this year,more than double the 41 it tallied at the same point last year.

And of course Milwaukee is far from alone.  All over the U.S., violent crime is jumping dramatically.  Here is more from USA Today

Baltimore, New Orleans and St. Louis have also seen the number of murders jump 33% or more in 2015. Meanwhile,Chicago, the nation’s third-largest city, has seen the homicide toll climb by 19% and the number of shooting incidents increase in the city by 21% during the first half of the year.

In all the cities, the increased violence is disproportionately impacting poor and predominantly African-American and Latino neighborhoods. In parts of Milwaukee, the sound of gunfire has become so expected that about 80% of gunfire detected by ShotSpotter sensors aren’t even called into police by residents, Flynn said.

The crimes seem to be getting more brutal as well.  Just the other day, I was stunned by one particular incident that happened in Baltimore

Gunmen got out of two vans and began firing at a group gathered on a corner Tuesday night, fatally shooting three people, police said.

The two gunmen shot a total of four people — one who was in stable condition — a few blocks from the urban campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, according to police.

The three deaths bring the homicide total for Baltimore for the year to at least 154, according to police news releases. That’s an increase of more than 40 percent compared with the same time last year. Shootings have increased more than 80 percent. The city has seen a spike in violence since the April death of Freddie Gray after his arrest. The incident received widespread national attention and sparked unrest across Baltimore.

To me, that almost sounds like a scene out of some really violent mobster movie.

What would cause people to behave like that?

Things are also getting crazy out on the west coast.  According to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, overall crime in the city is up by more than 12 percent so far in 2015…

For the first time in more than a decade, overall crime is up in Los Angeles through the first six months of the year, rising by more than 12%, according to figures released Wednesday.

The increase has continued despite the city’s efforts to stem the crime surge, which followed consecutive declines since 2003.

“This is bad news,” Mayor Eric Garcetti told reporters Wednesday. “Let me be clear: Any uptick in crime is unacceptable.”

And some of the crimes that are being committed out there absolutely defy explanation.  For instance, just the other day someone walked up to a 30-year-old white woman as she was strolling with her boyfriend and fired a shotgun into the back of her head for apparently no good reason whatsoever

Sunday night in Los Angeles as a 30 year-old white woman walked with her boyfriend near Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood,a mysterious black man walked up behind the couple and without saying a word fired a shotgun blast to the back of the woman’s head, according to police.

The killer was seen carrying the shotgun as he ran to a car and drove away.

The search for the killer continues.

But it isn’t just murder rates that are surging.  Sex crime rates are also on the rise all over America.  The following is an excerpt from a recent New York Post article entitled “Sex crimes are soaring in NYC“…

Sex crimes are soaring in the city, with an especially frightening spike taking place during the past few weeks, The Post has learned.

Misdemeanor sexual assaults as of Sunday night this year increased by 20 percent over the same period in 2014, from 1,003 to 1,203.

But they shot up 75 percent for the week ending Sunday compared to the same week last year — from 45 to 79.

I believe that we have reached a turning point.

I believe that we have entered a period of time when violent crime in the United States is going to start skyrocketing – especially once the next major economic downturn arrives.

Meanwhile, budget cuts are forcing police forces to cut back all over the nation.  For example, the number of patrol officers in the city of Detroit has been reduced by 37 percent in the last three years alone…

There are currently fewer officers patrolling the city than at any time since the 1920s. At one point, the Detroit police force was over 5,000. Today, the force is just 1,590 officers strong — and not all of those are on the street.

The city has lost nearly half its patrol officers since 2000 and ranks have shrunk by 37 percent in the past three years alone, according to the Detroit News. It’s so bad that precincts are reportedly left with only one squad car at times.

But at least the police in the area have still maintained their sense of humor.  Just recently, someone stole 28,000 pounds of packaged nuts from a location in suburban Detroit…

Police in suburban Detroit are having a little fun while asking for help from the public in figuring out who swiped roughly 28,000 pounds of packaged nuts.

The Shelby Township Police Department says a truck and trailer packed with 18 pallets of walnuts and other snack nuts were taken the weekend of June 27. Police say the truck and trailer were found July 1 in Detroit, but the nuts worth more than $128,000 were gone.

This is the photo of the suspect that was actually released by the police

Squirrel Mug Shot - Facebook - Shelby Township Police Department

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  • The watcher

    Violent Crime Is Surging In Major U.S. Cities and The Economy Is Not Even Crashing Yet the answer is

    • NonYo Business

      The answer is desperate unemployed Americans.

      • Why aren’t employed Americans supposed to be desperate, when they see the lives of everyone around them coming apart at the seams?

      • The watcher

        maybe for them desperate unemployed Americans who don’t know how to survive

  • Just how many reasons do reasonable people have to have before they get out of major cities? One should note that one of the ten orders that Oathkeepers will not obey is “to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps.”

  • BigGaySteve

    There was a lot of black on white crime last year that didn’t get reported.

    • The watcher

      have you seen this

  • Idiot puke feds and their idiotic puke dribble

  • mirageseekr

    If cops spent their time actually addressing violent crimes rather than writing tickets,choking people to death for selling un-taxed cigarettes, disfiguring children by throwing flashbangs in their cribs, shooting handcuffed people etc…etc..then the reduction in numbers would not be noticed. In addition this article reeks of race baiting and the anti-gun agenda all rolled into one. I hope that is because the author used lying MSM as his source. I would hate to think the Daily Sheeple had been infiltrated by forces from the dark side.

    • sunshine

      Who commits the crimes, by and large? Is it white people? Asians? Or is it mostly black and Hispanics? I’m certainly no fan of cops but is it really “race-baiting” to notice who commits the majority of the crimes, despite being a so-called minority?

      • mirageseekr

        You can see through the Dylan Roof false flag, but you do not see the manipulation here?

        “Sunday night in Los Angeles as a 30 year-old white woman walked with her boyfriend near Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood,a mysterious black man walked up behind the couple and without saying a word fired a shotgun blast to the back of the woman’s head, according to police.

        The killer was seen carrying the shotgun as he ran to a car and drove away.”

        • sunshine

          Uh…the fact that they actually mentioned the race of the killer, when they usually don’t mention them unless the victim is black and the attacker/killer white?

          • mirageseekr

            Correct, that is a new to help push a race war.All I am saying is

          • sunshine

            I actually agree with a lot of what you’ve said, however we cannot coexist, history proves that over and over. So does science, and even religion states that all the races should be separated. I grew up around, and in, diversity and it was awful. Nobody gets along and never will. A society is comprised of similar people, with a common culture, history, race, language and religion. We don’t have that here, or anywhere with multiculturalism.

            Race does have a lot to do with crime. Appalachia is as poor, probably poorer, than any inner city, yet it has a very low crime rate. Why? Because it’s all white. The differences in brain size, and development, is what causes the different crime rates among races. There’s no stop and frisk in Africa, but it’s a hellhole. The poorest white nations (Eastern Europe) have crime, but it’s nothing like the richest black nations. The darker a nation, area, or whatever, the worse it is, and this is global.

            Yes, there are criminal whites, and decent non-whites. But the exceptions don’t prove the rule. We shouldn’t have to coexist with floods of immigrants that we never were consulted on whether or not we wanted to let them into our nation. We can’t get along with blacks, why would any sane people want to add more trouble to the mix? It’s hard enough for people of the same race to get along. It’s just needless and THAT is what will cause a race war, the importation of foreigners, and forcing the white founding population to foot the bill while being impoverished themselves, and the “hate crime” laws that elevate them above whites and make them essentially untouchable, soon to be illegal to even criticize them.

            The prison thing…that’s statistics. Same with stop and frisk. They commit the crime, they should be stopped and frisked. I’ve been harassed by cops constantly when I lived in a “diverse” area, they were thrilled to find a white woman to hassle, to make their stats more palatable and less “racist”, and their job less dangerous. They also targeted whites for traffic stops and any other revenue grabbing endeavor because they knew the illegals wouldn’t pay the fines or show up to court, and the blacks might be dangerous. An added bonus was the whites paid an additional and arbitrary fine/fee to fund the non-whites, in addition to the astronomical property tax, sales tax, etc. Of course, whites couldn’t send their children to public schools either, so another service they must fund, that they can’t use. You think that, along with the crime, doesn’t do more to cause resentment than anything else? Or how about the attempts to remove white history and heritage, and denigrate and desecrate Southern graves, monuments and everything else?

          • mirageseekr

            Appalachia is not the inner city and can not even be compared to something like Detroit. As for many of the other “reasons” you stated many of them are intentionally done by the government to make sure people do not get along. I have lived in poor predominantly black neighborhoods and now live in a mixed suburb and I am saying from personal experience that there is a world of difference when you remove the poverty and drugs. As far as your last comment about southern heritage I think you would find that most black people could give a shit about the statues, monuments and flags. The fact that it is all over MSM and the fact that we all now know Soro’s sponsored the “black lives matter” campaign is all you should need to know that thy are pushing an agenda. They were unsuccessful at getting the blacks to riot full scale so now they are nudging from the other side. I do believe that different cultures can live together in peace and a good way to start is to realize how we are ALL being played. Once again, United we stand, divided we fall. The 1% know this tactic well and have used it over and over and over.

          • sunshine

            So, Appalachia doesn’t count. What about black nations? Why are all black nations dysfunctional hellholes then? Why is Prince George’s County Maryland a crime ridden hellhole, despite being held up as the shining example of the black middle class? Where is ONE example of a successful, prosperous, thriving black nation or area?

            Most people of all races prefer to self-segregate. Why force people into something they don’t want, don’t like, and will only cause problems? A whole war was fought over the fact that we brought the blacks here and it was a HUGE mistake that we’re still paying for to this day.

            I think good fences make good neighbors and I think that people can live near each other within reason, with clearly defined boundaries, borders and respect for those things by both sides. I don’t think, based on human history, that we can all “just get along”. If people do, we have Brazil and Turkey and India and all of the mixed countries where nobody gets along despite all being brown. So basically our options are, homogenous nations based on shared race, heritage, culture, religion and customs…the current USA with racial tensions, hatred and misery, or Brazil where everyone is one miserable, ugly shade of brown.

          • mirageseekr

            Ever hear the saying “If you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem”.

          • sunshine

            Yes, but what does it have to do with this particular situation? How can anyone force certain segments of the population to behave like human beings? Plenty of poor people aren’t criminals, and that would be the best place to start…stop being criminals. It’s not like these people have to steal to eat, they get EBT, Section 8, free cell phones, free meals for “dey keeyids” in school, what else can I do to help them? My taxes are going to pay for all of this, and I know that if I fell on hard times I would receive nothing because I’m white. Should I offer them my house? Give them more money? What exactly is your solution to force people to behave like human beings??

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  • James

    America is a Nanny State. Citizens are not allowed to look after themself’s. Were I live we have thief’s also. We also have full auto guns. Short life span prevents breading of others in that line of work. We have few illegal drugs. Sell them and you can loose your head. Have them and you are found mentally unreformable. No welfare & no job. You can starve to death no problem. Until the citizen is allowed to do away with crime. There will be crime. The police in America only need know how to fill out the paper work and have the body removed.

  • Reverend Draco

    One has to wonder if this isn’t the result of agents provocateurs. . . create a crisis so Duh Gutterment can ride to the rescue.

    I hate to think that way. . . but with all the other nonsense those in the District of Criminals have pulled, it’s not as farfetched as it would have been a decade or so ago.

    • Infidel51

      That was my first thought too. I can’t figure out how they would pull this off though. It’s so widespread and diverse it seems like an impossibility.

      • Reverend Draco

        That’s the beauty of it. . . it seems impossible. . .

        But with modern, near-instant mass communication. . .

        • Infidel51

          In the five years that I have been awake I have spent countless hours on research. I mainly have been searching for a reason to be optimistic. Just looking for a kernel of evidence that my gloomy conclusions are all wrong. In that I have failed miserably as I have only discovered more and more evidence that the people around me are slaves to a massive propaganda matrix. They have been programmed from birth by a cabal of owners who control what they see, hear, eat, and buy. I spent most of my life under the spell of a manufactured reality but breaking the spell doesn’t feel like freedom it feels like betrayal. Convincing others that they have been duped by the most sinister manipulation in the history of mankind has proved mostly to be a fruitless endeavor. People don’t want to know what is behind the curtain because knowing would require action. Ignorance is bliss for 90 percent of Americans and when the curtain is torn down they will go insane.

          • Reverend Draco

            It does feel like betrayal. . . because it is.
            The illusion of choice we’ve been programmed to accept as real choice – the utter lack of education foisted off on us by supposed “educators” – the worthless paper we’ve been programmed to believe is actual money – from start to finish, we’ve been betrayed.

            It’s beyond time we did something about it. . . the flashpoint is approaching – and when it goes. . . I’ll bring the popcorn, it’s gonna be an interesting show.

  • frankw

    I must disagree with the author inasmuch the economy IS crashing, but is being covered up and downplayed by the MSM. Secondly, nearly all the major cities are Democrat controlled gang culture infested hellholes where crime is encouraged by constantly playing the race card to justify anti-social behavior. It will get worse before it gets better.

    • SBIAM

      You are correct, plus they are killing each other, less brown people , white people have to worry about. If they spread to white middle class neighborhoods, our guns will be blazing & they know that.
      The war will be on, & Obama & the Marxist won’t get the results they want. All the volience is happening in the Marist Dem O Rat controlled cities, that the voters keep voting back in. Most of the Mayors & councils in these cities are black & hostil toward white race. I say the voters are getting excalty what they voted for. Until voters wise up & stop the insainty things will never change. Bad politician’s start at the local level & rise up & onward. When are Americans going to learn? Not until the dumbing down stops & “We the people” take back control of our OWN DESTINY’S.

    • Guillotine_ready

      I think you are correct with one little variance, I think the only difference between Dems and Repubs is a matter of how the ideology is applied and the tool set most employed.
      Repub areas are hit economically as well but it packaged in different paper.
      But yes I agree the economy IMHO has already crashed and we are using printed confetti to keep people attached to the system while the parasites are scrambling to try and keep a sinking ship of from going under the waves.
      Largely due to the fact that banking and finance is controlled from outside the gov and outside the country.
      But the fun has hardly started

      • Republicans are proto-fascists, approaching from the warfare angle.
        Democrats are proto-communists, approaching from the welfare angle.
        Neither of them follow the Constitution when divergence puts more money in their pockets and/or power in their hands.

  • MrAnthill

    Another form of violent crime from the medical and criminal pharmaceutical cartels…

    Doctor (from Detroit) who gave hundreds of healthy patients chemotherapy jailed for 45 years after making millions from insurance companies

    Big Pharma kills 100000 + a year with their toxic drugs.

  • none

    Thank god Michael only spent $595,000 redecorating the white house dinning room! With an additional $5.000 for the American servants knée pads. For when they serve the Chinese.

    • Reverend Draco

      For when they service the Chinese.


  • SovereignPatriot88

    This sounds like the sort of thing that needs to be solved by more gun control laws. I recall reading that crime was going down. Now it’s going up? More guns = less crime and more anti-gun laws = more crime. So which is it? Is crime going up or down overall? I know the economy is in the toilet and the stress that causes people of any race makes people do things that they may not normally do. But the statistics can be molded to show whatever trend they want it to. The left will tell you that gun crime is rampant and we need to restrict guns. The right will take those numbers and show that areas with oppressive draconian anti-gun laws are crime ridden cesspools. Now obviously they have no right to even make gun laws, but they do it anyway. So now I have to wonder if this is a way to spin something or if there really is an increase in crime. And if so, is it caused solely by the theft of our wealth?

    • It largely depends on what you consider to be crime. There has never been as much routine treason being committed as there is currently, but since most people couldn’t define treason if their lives depended on it, they don’t know it until it’s run them over, like the millions of ignorant traitors in the military.
      Treason is defined in the Constitution at Article 3, Section 3, as consisting “only in levying War against (the United States), or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.”
      All members of the American military take an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; (and to) bear true faith and allegiance to the same.”
      When the military is committed to foreign actions without a declaration of war by Congress, as required by Article 1, Section 8, Paragraph 11 of the Constitution, that is a violation of the Constitution, arguably the action of domestic enemies.
      When a member of the military participates in an unconstitutional foreign military deployment, s/he violates both the Constitution and his/her oath to “support and defend” it, giving “aid and comfort” to it’s “domestic enemies,” committing treason by the definition given by the Constitution.

      • Ludlow Porch

        Your just another bleeding heart liberal!

        • That statement is only remotely accurate if you put the word “classic” in front of the word “liberal”, but I wouldn’t expect someone as politically ignorant as yourself to understand the difference that makes. If you want to cure your ignorance, you can take The World’s Smallest Political Quiz at If not, enjoy the bliss…

          • Ludlow Porch

            Thank to God for my political “ignorance!” I will keep my ignorance, for your intelligence is extremely lacking of any common sense!

          • There are none so blind as they who will not see.

  • It is a matter of record that prescribed medicines have multiple adverse physical and psychological effects. It is called the package insert, but you only get it if you ask for it, by law. Of course, you can read it in the PDR.

  • SoundMind

    I see causes for this astounding surge of crimes attributable to (1) huge numbers of illegal aliens who have invaded America, and (2) police giving “space” for Black criminals to riot and loot without repercussions.

    I believe crime would drop if all barricades preventing folks from carrying weapons were removed.

    • Ivan_Rediskin

      Gun addicts got it wrong again. How are you going to protect yourself from a criminal attacking from behind? And how fast can you pull your gun?

      • SoundMind

        You wouldn’t understand since you apparently are afraid of guns. But I’ll give you a few hints.

        Ever hear of vigilance? That is, being aware of one’s surroundings–knowing who is nearby, both ahead and behind, and on all sides. That means the head is constantly swiveling while a hand is on or near the sidearm. That means recognizing where to run for cover. It means not carrying anything in one’s shooting hand, such as packages or even car keys.

        Ever hear of shooting a weapon from it’s position without unholstering it? Or through one’s pocket?

        Profiling common traits of criminals from crime stats is helpful, as well. Did you know that black men in the age group 16-34 are extremely high on the list of those who commit violent crimes. Think “gang” types–young men who loiter in groups and have tattoos. Knowing they hide weapons in their dresses–men as well as women–Muslims are high on my list.

        So… one crosses the street or turns around when such are seen in the path ahead. One doesn’t venture out after dark unless necessary. One doesn’t frequent businesses run by high-crime groups, nor sections of town where they live.

        Most gun carriers would rather avoid confrontation, but are willing to sacrifice someone else’s life rather than their own. If you don’t value your life enough to protect it, it might cost you.

        • Ludlow Porch

          Sweety, You are a sharp lady!

          • SoundMind

            Thanks. Hoplophobia is rampant nowadays.

      • Ludlow Porch

        I know every gun owner within a half mile radius of my property. 500 in number and we watch each others backs. We have setup a rural neighborhood watch. Only a fool would be attacked from behind! Read what Soundmind posted below. She is stating how not to become a victim or even worse, a statistic!

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  • syzito

    Crime is spiking in mainly Democratic control cities….Wonder why? Who’s doing the shooting and killing? Care to guess….look at the FBI stats……over 70 % of “all” crimes in America is committed by one race….blacks… surprise there to anyone with a thinking brain. Compare any white neighborhood with any black one and study the crime rate in each……there is no comparison really. In the white ones you can walk the streets and nothing happens to you, in the black neighborhoods within 5 minutes you’re either assaulted or shot.

  • Ivan_Rediskin

    Soon, they will make farting illegal…