When liberal harpies cry ‘racism’ when you say you support closing sanctuary cities, forward them this tidbit of information.
Phoenix dropped their sanctuary city status and somehow the violent crime rates went down…
A six-year study published last year by the University of California, Riverside found “violent crime is slightly higher in sanctuary cities.” It concluded there was “no statistically discernible difference in violent crime rates, rape, or property crime across” 55 cities studied.
And at least one city, Phoenix, saw a drop in crime after it eliminated its sanctuary city status, according to former law enforcement officials.
In May 2008, Phoenix reversed itself, becoming a non-sanctuary state. Under the policy, police had full discretion to ask suspects about their immigration status and had the freedom to call ICE.
“We saw a decrease in crime,” said Bolton. “It had a deterrent effect on folks because the risk of discovery went up exponentially when we actually enforced the law.”
The geniuses at University of California, Riverside, stated:
…but still claim there is no direct connection.
If we had to guess there is a direct correlation between the two, but call us crazy.
Phoenix drops their sanctuary status, crime drops.
According to City-Data.com, which collects data from various government agencies, from 2008 to 2009 Phoenix’s murder rate fell 27 percent, robberies by 23 percent, assault by 13 percent, burglaries by 14 percent and theft by 19 percent.
Again… call us crazy.