Violent Crime Increased Dramatically Under Hochul’s Administration, And This Fact Cannot Be “Denied”

According to you, those who are worried about crime in New York are “data deniers” and “master manipulators.” You are mistaken. Let me give you a few reminders. A number of “reforms” were passed by Democrats in the legislature in 2019; these were effective in January 2020.

They made it more difficult to punish those who broke parole rules by eliminating bail for the majority of offenses, requiring district attorneys to hand over literally millions of documents to defense attorneys in cases where a plea deal was ultimately reached, and eliminating bail for most offenses.

You carried out all of this while serving as lieutenant governor. What took place? As was to be expected, crime in New York City began to increase in 2020 after declining for 27 consecutive years between 1993 and 2019. Serious crime increased by 32.4% between January and October of 2019 (before these “reforms”) and 2022 (after these “reforms”).

The information below was taken from NYPD CompStat reports, which you and other like-minded “crime deniers” may easily access on the NYPD website. In addition, there will be 71% more gunshot victims in 2022 (1,343 vs. 784 in 2019).

Petit larcenies reported increased by 29%, from 72,792 to 93,771, but they are likely vastly underreported because business owners no longer see the benefit in doing so. Governor, do you understand what that means? It means that in the first 10 months of 2022, more than 25,000 more persons in New York City were victims of severe crime than during the same period in 2019.

Violent Crime Increased Dramatically Under Hochul's Administration
Violent Crime Increased Dramatically Under Hochul’s Administration

In comparison to 2019, there were 84 more fatalities, 559 more shootings and injuries, 3,426 more robberies, 4,185 more serious assaults, 4,186 more burglary victims, roughly 6,888 more grand larceny victims, and 6,552 more auto thefts.

What do you think about the bloodshed on our streets? “I don’t know why that’s so important to you,” she said. Incredible. You are now in charge of this. You participated in the administration that signed bail reform, which resulted in the release of more than 5,000 career offenders from city and county jails around the state in 2020.

You declined to reconvene the Legislature to address the issue. You enacted legislation that allowed hundreds of parole offenders to be let out of county jails all around this state in 2021 while crime increased. You are doing nothing to thwart the city’s plan to close Rikers Island by releasing thousands more career criminals from city jails.

By casually downplaying the crime situation, as if the more than 25,000 new crime victims are just insignificant statistical data points, you are now supporting these radical leftists. You assert that “Democrat states are safer states.” Crime rates in Republican states are driven by the Democrat-run cities there.

Democratic prosecutors’ radical progressive policies have significantly increased crime in Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and other large cities. Trump or abortion are not the main issues in this election. In New York State, abortion will always be possible and legal. It is unrelated to Lee Zeldin‘s decision almost two years ago to not certify the electors in Pennsylvania and Arizona.

Violent Crime Increased Dramatically Under Hochul's Administration
Violent Crime Increased Dramatically Under Hochul’s Administration

The safety and well-being of the 19 million residents of New York, who are currently experiencing a wave of crime unseen in decades, are at stake in this election. The goal is to keep people alive and secure both at home and on their commutes to work. The citizens of this state have a right to expect that their representatives will be truthful with them and take action to reduce the crime rate.

You simply don’t grasp it. “Move along, nothing to see here” is hardly a suitable response, let alone one that is sincere. For 42 years, Jim Quinn held the position of executive district attorney in the Queens district attorney’s office.

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