Phoenix Drops Sanctuary City Status And Crime Rate DROPS Instantly [VIDEO]

Phoenix Drops Sanctuary City Status And Crime Rate DROPS Instantly [VIDEO]

It’s a proven fact regardless of what propaganda that you read out there, that sanctuary cities have more crime… because they house and protect criminals. When Phoenix dropped their sanctuary policy back in 2008, crime dropped by 25 percent. It went to a 20-year low. William Lajeunesse of Fox News is reporting that data from reveals that from 2008 to 2009, the murder rate in Phoenix dropped by 27 percent. Other crimes dropped as well. Auto thefts were down by 36 percent, robberies by 23 percent, thefts by 19 percent, burglaries by 14 percent and assault by 13 percent. Those numbers don’t lie and they are compelling. The rates fell again in 2010, but not by near as much.

This is at odds with police chiefs in liberal cities around the country claiming that penalizing sanctuary cities will cause crime to go up and even instigate terrorist attacks. They claim that sanctuary cities are safer than cities that turn criminal illegal aliens over to ICE. That’s just not so and simple logic would indicate as much. “Police chiefs across the nation believe that enlisting local police to enforce immigration law is a bad idea,” California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon (D) told reporters during a recent press conference, “Having [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] pluck criminals out of jail and send them across the border or wherever they came only to come right back endangers our communities.”

From Breitbart:

When the City of Phoenix ended its sanctuary city status crime began to fall, the Arizona Police Association reports. Their statement contrasts sharply with politically motivated chiefs of police from around the country.

“When we eliminated our sanctuary policy back in 2008, we saw crime, violent and stolen vehicles fall by 25 percent,” former Phoenix police officer and Executive Director of the Arizona Police Association Levi Bolton told Fox News Channel’s William La Jeunesse in an interview. “We saw a 20-year low crime rate. When we were allowed and had the discretion to contact our federal immigration partners, crime fell drastically.”

The University of California, Riverside, takes issue with those claims by liberal cities. A 2016 study by the university revealed that “violent crime is slightly higher in sanctuary cities.” It concluded there is not a “discernible difference in violent crime rates, rape, or property crime” across the 55 cities in their study, La Jeunesse reported. That study is not correct either. Crime is much higher in sanctuary cities where the rule of law is not obeyed.

Phoenix, Arizona is the key to all this. Look at their numbers. There are over 200 sanctuary cities in the US currently and California is bucking to be a sanctuary state. The federal government has threatened to cut off funds to cities and states that do this. The rule of law must be obeyed and it is a no-brainer that if immigrants are here illegally, crime rates are going to go up. This can all be handled by simply following the law. Phoenix is proof of that.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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