Arrests Plummet as Crime Rises

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Police arrests are dropping even as crime rises.

In a phenomenon it calls “The Ferguson Effect,” this article explores how arrests have plummeted as police are frustrated by the toxic environment. I expect they finally got tired of catch and release prosecutors. Don’t expect cities to get any safer until the pendulum swings the other way and candidates get elected on a law and order platform.

Published 7/24/2022. Read the full article.