Phoenix dropped its sanctuary city policy back in 2008. The change in the crime rate was almost instant. From 2208 to 2009, the murder rate dropped a whopping 27 percent.
Not only that but auto thefts were down by 36 percent, robberies by 23 percent, thefts by 19 percent, burglaries by 14 percent and assault by 13 percent.
The city’s numbers for 2010 showed drops in the crime rate but not as drastic as the previous year.
This report is contrary to what police chiefs in liberal cities around the country are claiming. They say that penalizing sanctuary cities will cause crime to go up and even instigate terrorist attacks!
“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.”
Liberal moonbat Nancy Pelosi even claimed that illegals in sanctuary cities don’t commit crimes.
The University of California, Riverside, performed a study in 2016 that revealed “violent crime is slightly higher in sanctuary cities.”
The study concluded there was not a “discernible difference in violent crime rates, rape, or property crime” across the 55 cities in their study.
Right Wing News reports:
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 City-Data.com reveals that from 2008 to 2009, the murder rate in Phoenix dropped by 27 percent.