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Loki-Don t1_ja40hbu wrote

I have my data from MPDs website. You are the one making the outlandish claims that aren’t supported by DC or any other cities data (more cops = less murder” so you must have some other source of data. Link it here.


BrightThru2014 t1_ja46ay7 wrote

Great then you can clearly see that murders nearly double from 2013-2022 while the number of MPD officers declined by 20%~ during that same period.

So where’s the controversy here? The numbers speak for themselves.


Loki-Don t1_ja4gdvt wrote

Lol…you aren’t equipped for this.

Peak DC cop numbers were 1999. It’s been slowly declining since.

Yet murders steadily declined for the next 13 years despite MPD losing hundreds of cops.

Less cops yet fewer murders for 13 years. Explain.

Then 2015-2019, the number of murders stayed statistically static, despite MPD losing hundreds more. Explain.

Your argument is juvenile and o Lu works if you exclude decades of data precovid and data showing the murder rate increase in DC for that 2 year Covid period was mirrored exactly across the cities in the rest of the nation. It was a national trend, not a local anomaly.

Back to the kids table son, the adults are speaking.

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BrightThru2014 t1_ja4htra wrote

“Then 2015-2019, the number of murders stayed statistically static” — LOL, do a three year rolling average please. You’ll see exactly what I’m describing, murders go up while the number of cops go down.

Also I’m going to assume the “actually murders went down after the crack epidemic of the 90s subsided” argument is trolling so I won’t bother to address it (for your sake I hope you’re not actually making this argument).


Loki-Don t1_ja4ojkl wrote

Dude, you can’t dismiss 16 years of both declining cop counts and murders because “muh, crack in the 1990s”, yet then think 2 years during Covid when murders were increasing nationally( and is now declining) is “finally” indicative of DCs declining cop counts showing up in the murder rate?

You can’t possibly be that daft. Or you must be a cop, and not a bright one at that.

Cheers mate, go on believing DC isn’t the most policied city in America.


BrightThru2014 t1_ja5uhw4 wrote

Again, if you take a rolling three-year average of murder rates for each year from 2013-2022, they consistently increase over the last decade, mirroring the decline in employed police officers. Are you able to understand what I’m saying?* We are talking numbers here so there’s not really room for interpretation.

*So the rolling murder rate in 2013 would be the average from 2011-2013, for 2014 it would be the average of 2012-2014, etc. This helps flatten the otherwise moderately noisy year-over-year data to generate longer term trend lines.