crime rates in US
Portland: Business owners forced to hire private security because of police defunding
Local business owners were forced to hire their own armed security patrols in Portland, Oregon, to counter a surge in crime that increased after a decreased police presence. "The decreased police presence created what business owners describe as a public safety vacuum. Private security companies arrived with rifles, metal detector wands, ...
Chicago: After a historic increase in police retirements, 10 gang members detected for every uniformed officer
In the midst of a historic wave of violence in Chicago, the city is suffering an unprecedented exodus of police officers, considerably reducing the number of officers available to meet the growing demand for security. According to police reports, there are at least 10 gang members for every police officer ...
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