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Old 07-15-2011, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Crown Town
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Congratulations to Rodney Monroe and the CMPD for continuing to move things in the right direction…unlike Monroe’s predecessor.

“…Homicides have dropped by 46 percent, the report shows. According to CMPD, the city has had only 18 homicides in the first half of 2011 compared to a three-year average of more than 33 homicides during the same time period…”

Link: CMPD: Crime Down Across City - News Story - WSOC Charlotte
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:03 PM
 
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Don't know if its Rodney Monroe and the CMPD but keep in mind that crime is down all over the USA at the moment. This has been the trend since the 2008 Great Recession. One would think that the more unemployed= more crime but I guess that this isnt the case.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:10 PM
 
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Nice to get some good news here now and then.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Near the water
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Some crimes are down, some are not.....

New neighborhood crime stats show mixed results | WCNC.com Charlotte
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Crown Town
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Don't know if its Rodney Monroe and the CMPD but keep in mind that crime is down all over the USA at the moment. This has been the trend since the 2008 Great Recession. One would think that the more unemployed= more crime but I guess that this isnt the case.
This is true. Crime statewide is heading in the right direction NC crime rate hits 33-year low :: WRAL.com
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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when several charges are reduced to one crime, it's easy to say crime is down. I don't buy it. Read the paper and see the wild stuff that goes on daily by repeat ,repeat offenders. They are actually revising laws to give criminals less time

The North Carolina General Assembly recently passed some new legislation that will substantially alter sentencing and correction laws presently in effect. Due to these recent changes, effective for all offenses committed on or after December 1, 2011, we are providing this synopsis along with a link to the entire bill: House Bill 642

* Substantial Change #1: Most habitual felons must be given shorter sentences
* Substantial Change #2: All felons will have a period of post-release supervision
* Substantial Change #3: Four state prisons will be closed; no new prisons will be opened
* Substantial Change #4: Creation of a “habitual breaking and entering status offender”
* Substantial Change #5: Judges can no longer revoke a defendant’s probation and send them to prison for most violations of probation
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Crown Town
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when several charges are reduced to one crime, it's easy to say crime is down. I don't buy it. Read the paper and see the wild stuff that goes on daily by repeat ,repeat offenders. They are actually revising laws to give criminals less time

The North Carolina General Assembly recently passed some new legislation that will substantially alter sentencing and correction laws presently in effect. Due to these recent changes, effective for all offenses committed on or after December 1, 2011, we are providing this synopsis along with a link to the entire bill: House Bill 642

* Substantial Change #1: Most habitual felons must be given shorter sentences
* Substantial Change #2: All felons will have a period of post-release supervision
* Substantial Change #3: Four state prisons will be closed; no new prisons will be opened
* Substantial Change #4: Creation of a “habitual breaking and entering status offender”
* Substantial Change #5: Judges can no longer revoke a defendant’s probation and send them to prison for most violations of probation
Things are obviously better. That's why I pulled out the part about the murder rate. That's the one stat that helps valadate the information. Unless they're bodies hidden inside vacant buildings like on that TV show The Wire, that's proof positive that crime is down....way down...“…Homicides have dropped by 46 percent, the report shows. According to CMPD, the city has had only 18 homicides in the first half of 2011 compared to a three-year average of more than 33 homicides during the same time period…”
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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murder may be down, but there is much more than that to crime. Look at ChromeKitty's post. Aggravated assaults are up, rape up, property crime up. And as I said earlier, when multiple charges are reduced to one, you can manipulate the stats. Also when cases are reduced,pleaded down, or thrown out, it helps things look better.

Just today there was a carjacking in broad daylight. Some folks from out of town going to discovery place.

Police: Family Carjacked In Uptown Charlotte - News Story - WSOC Charlotte
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:44 PM
 
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Monroe released cherry picked statistics without any raw numbers to back them up. (as usual)

The real question is this. Do you feel safer due to Rodney Monroe's hard work? (A man who lied about having a college degree and who has yet to meet the city's requirement to get one.)
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Crown Town
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murder may be down, but there is much more than that to crime. Look at ChromeKitty's post. Aggravated assaults are up, rape up, property crime up....
No, that's actually not the case..."...Homicides, robberies, rapes, aggravated assaults, burglaries, vehicle thefts, larcenies and arsons are all on the decline, the report shows..." CMPD: Crime Down Across City - News Story - WSOC Charlotte

The link Chromekitty posted was only in reference to "certain" neighborhoods, not the city as a whole.
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