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Homicides Up 15% in New Jersey

Washington D.C.’s violent crime rate might be going down, but New Jersey’s is going up. That’s because they are busy spending resources prosecuting otherwise law abiding people for violating their ridiculous gun laws rather than locking up criminals. Of course, we all know it’s Pennsylvania’s lax gun laws that are causing this, because it’s always someone else’s fault. It’s never that the laws in question simply don’t work.

Interestingly, New York’s murder rate has also been up, and as we’ve noted before, New Jersey’s murder rate seems to closely track that of New York City.

9 Responses to “Homicides Up 15% in New Jersey”

  1. Mike From Philly says:

    Of course crime went up …….. a Republican is in the Governor’s Mansion and the Public Employee/Parasite Union needs to make him look bad.

  2. Mike From Philly says:

    After reading my cryptic post above, I wanted to explain.

    I’m convinced that NJ, NY, DC, and MA lie to the FBI when they report their crime data. New York City has to be the biggest liars of the bunch since the NYPD has a financial incentive to show crime reductions.

    Recently, DC’s police chiefette confessed her department runs two sets of crime stats.

  3. Ian Argent says:

    Gov. Christie is a R, but Mayor Bloomberg is no longer (and arguably never was).

    I wouldn’t put it past some people in NJ to try and cook their books, but the required number of people who would have to be in on it is staggering. Occam’s Razor shreds that theory.

  4. BigHayden says:

    Homicides up 15% in NJ during the first year of One Gun A Month… Has to be a coincidence since gun control reduces crime (which has to be true since I read it on VPC’s and Brady’s websites…)
    [/sarcasm]

  5. Macbrun says:

    I really, really hate this state.

  6. Bram says:

    I bet at least 90% of NJ murders were in a few cities – Newark, Camden, etc…

  7. robert says:

    “and as we’ve noted before, New Jersey’s murder rate seems to closely track that of New York City.”

    But the chart you link to shows the relationship between PA and NJ, not NY and NJ?

  8. Sebastian says:

    New Jersey’s violent crime rate dropped sharply after Giuliani was elected.

  9. robert says:

    Yes, there is a note on the chart making that point, but that does not show that NY and NJ rates are tied together. Did NY have a drop just the same after his election? Did thay track each other before that? Without seeing NY data on the chart, it’s hard to tell that the two are in step with each other as you described. (I’m not saying that they are not, but it’s not apparent from the chart you linked to.)

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