It's simple really. We had 20+ years of CONSERVATIVE leadership who used aggressive pro-active policing before the disastrous Democrats and DiBlasio took over. You remember them right? The ones that had NYC on the brink of bankruptcy in the 70's and 80's when it was a crime ridden wasteland with 2000+ homicides a year! Then cam Rudy and ZERO TOLERANCE and BROKEN WINDOW THEORY- NYC is a thriving , safe city today because of it.
Chicago has had DEMOCRATS for decades. And like any other city they had power over for any extended period of time, will soon be a massive crime ridden ghetto of hopelessness.- APN
In this modern tale of two cities, it is the best of times in New York, and the worst of times in Chicago.
While Mayor Bill de Blasio recently crowed about the “safest October” since the NYPD began compiling computerized crime statistics in the early 1990s, his counterpart in Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, has been presiding over a relentless bloodbath that left 18 residents dead over a single weekend last month.
New York saw a 5.6 percent decline in murders this year through October — to 286, down from 303 — the Windy City recorded 625 murders over the same time, despite having a population one-third the size of New York’s.
Chicago’s surging homicide toll for 2016 — which stood at 656 as of Monday — also marks the first time since 2003 that more than 600 people have been killed there in a single year, putting the city on track to record its most annual murders since 1997.
And the trajectories of the nation’s first- and third-largest cities couldn’t be more divergent when it comes to crime-fighting success. After recovering from sky-high rates during the 1990s crack epidemic, the past decade saw New York’s murders fall by nearly 40 percent, while Chicago’s largely remained steady before this year’s explosion.
Experts differ on the reasons, citing factors that range from the widespread gentrification of New York’s low-income neighborhoods to differing law-enforcement tactics and strategies.
A high-ranking NYPD official credited the city’s increasing safety to the widespread, targeted deployment of cops on foot patrol.
“Most cities only place foot posts in business districts. We put our foot posts in the most violent areas of the city, as well as our business district,” the source said.
“It’s not a fun assignment, but it’s critical to keeping people safe.”
In October, NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Operations Dermot Shea and Chief of Patrol Terence Monahan went to Chicago to share crime-fighting tips at a one-day summit sponsored by the nonprofit Police Executive Research Forum.
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