Tuesday, March 24, 2020

KANSAS CITY QUESTION: WILL COVID-19 IMPACT CURB OR SPIKE CRIME?!?



Over the past week we've noticed a WELCOMED downturn in local homicides.

With a great deal of effort going toward providing meals, resources and financial aid . . . Thankfully, a great many people in the metro have options other than crime.

However, mass layoffs and increased scarcity have often spiked the crime rate in places around the world.

Worthwhile reading:

Fast Company: How COVID-19 layoffs could lead to an increase in crime

"According to a new study of 1 million laid-off Norwegians over 15 years, out-of-work people commit 60% more property crimes (such as theft, shoplifting, burglary, and vandalism) in the year after losing work and have 20% more criminal charges than when employed."

OF COURSE there's a lot of variables to consider . . . Mainly that U.S. gun laws are a great deal more lax than any industrialized nation and home defense is a VERY BIG DEAL in the States . . . U.S. ruls & regs offer a lot of leeway for people to shoot intruders which MIGHT be what keeps robbery stats just a bit lower than in European nations. Call it the "herd immunity" of the 2nd Amendment.

Another insight:

"You may also see a lower crime and arrest rate in the weeks ahead because police may be purposefully not making as many arrests. Police want to keep people out of jails, where viruses spread like wildfire and cause even more problems. And some departments, like Philadelphia’s, have decided not to arrest people on charges like narcotics, theft, burglary and vandalism. You have to wonder whether a more relaxed justice system will encourage more crime."

Either way . . .

The threat of rising crime continues to confront KCMO despite the circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic and local hope that kindness & charity will keep criminals from targeting the innocent.

Developing . . .

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

would hate to be in Jackson County jail right now. the place is already dangerous but with a pandemic, it could be a horrible disaster in the making.

Anonymous said...

^^^ and a human rights complaint.

Anonymous said...

We really don’t have a crime problem. Our problem is the oppression of black people in America. Will oppression of black people lower or will it spike during the Coronavirus pandemic?

Anonymous said...

7:39 Hopefully it spikes bigly, we can’t oppress the koloreds from killing each other now can we! Hahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

So I’m guessing the Chinese red death is oppressing the blacks? Where’s the naacp at? I demand they sue the Kung fu flu immediately! Tell it to stay out of Missouri! Lol!

Anonymous said...

Hopefully, you’re a victim. The world will be better when you’re gone.

Anonymous said...

The total number of deaths from the corona virus will be only of fraction of the deaths of blacks from lynching that continued for decades.

Anonymous said...

Oppression of Blacks? That's why they commit the dumbest crimes and also commit the majority of it on their own people ? You must be one dumb fuck to think oppression leads to gang raping my friend after she was dead for 5 days.

Anonymous said...

Your imaginary friend? Don’t believe you’ve ever had a real friend, now have you?

Anonymous said...

^^^ coo coo coo coo

Left wing nut on the loose, look out people! Hahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

5th Safest City in the country!

KC Pride!

Anonymous said...

7:50 The KKKdemocrats did this to you, what are you gonna do about besides whine?

Thought so.

Anonymous said...

17,229 deaths by coronavirus so far, how many blacks were lynched again?

Anonymous said...

Better yet, How many of those lynched were white ? Like how many Non Jewish people died in WWII. We always push an agenda of poor me shit. Most often with the less victims.

Anonymous said...

9:09 - "According to the Tuskegee Institute, 4,743 people were lynched between 1882 and 1968 in the United States, including 3,446 African Americans and 1,297 whites."

Anonymous said...

I for one am weary of the constant ever present discussion of the black experience. Is this the only fucking race that deserves daily attention, all the documentaries, news and rich talk show guests relating their stories of oppression, discrimination, etc.. DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS is the montra.

Give it a break. There are other races on the planet but most just quietly work their asses off and don't whine and have their hand out all the time for everything. Most everyone else is not dependant cradle to grave on the US taspxpayer. Hell not only does the taxpayers send them a check monthly for ever household occupant, but then Sam feeds, clothes, provides breakfast, lunch and dinner at the schools and day cares.

Unfortunately if that supply line is interupted there's going to be Fergusons everywhere. No other US community has been so prone to riot, loot and disrespect civil order. Of course especially now the cops have much more pressing matters than keeping the peace in a sea of virus, so it will be a free for all. Kind of redundant, isn't it.
Good luck everybody, stay safe and sane.

Anonymous said...

9:39 good point, but don't forget the jews. it's a competition by the two most privileged and coddled races on who is more fake oppressed.

Anonymous said...

Where do be my free check at?

Anonymous said...

Lots of white privilege on this blog, safely ensconced in their trailer courts.

Anonymous said...

17729 is less than the number of black dicks that have fucked your wife.

Anonymous said...

White privilege when use as derogatory is actually just a weak complaint against responsible, law abiding people who contribute to society rather than drain it.

Anonymous said...

Dat be white privilege! Gibsmedat!

Anonymous said...

Like the hoods in this town need a reason to rob and kill you.

Anonymous said...

Pretty soon the blacks will claim that the Kung fu flu is racist for killing them, but won’t mention black on black crime and murder. Weird.

Anonymous said...

17729 would sound like how many blacks are in jail for rape in this town, yes.

Anonymous said...

Pretty soon all you geezers will be dead of the virus. Yay!

Stinkfinger said...

Gas the jail population. Make room for the next batch. What an opportunity this is!!