“...according to the Portland Police Bureau, the city recorded its 23rd homicide at the end of the first quarter of 2021. That is an increase of 766%, from the year before, not 1600%.
The social media post also implies that the increase in homicides is due to defunding law enforcement. However, more work may be needed to verify this idea. Crime rates in the City of Portland have been on the rise since 2014. In 2018 there were 26 homicides, in 2019 there were 35 homicides, and in 2020, 56 people were murdered in the city. ”
Ohhhhhh so basically 800% is half of %1600 so it’s not as bad as it looks. 🙄🙄🙄
The article goes on to compare Portland to Dc, ”loook over there, that democrat run city is much worse... GOOD JOB!
“Oregon still has a relatively small rate of murders compared to other states in the U.S. For example, in 2019, there were 2.8 murders per 100,000 inhabitants in Oregon compared to 23.5 murders per 100,000 inhabitants in the District of Columbia.“
It‘a comical that they leave out the most telling factor... riots, BLM, anti-fools, and the media gemming up political divisions.