A brand new report reveals that main crime in Chicago is up nearly 60% over 2019, a post-COVID file.
Whereas these quantity are regarding, it much more troubling to ponder how a lot worse it might get in 2024 because the authorized system continues to align with Illinois’ SAFE-T Act applied two months in the past.
Democrat Gov. JB Pritzker signed HB 3653 THE SAFE-T (Security, Accountability, Equity, and Fairness- At present) ACT into legislation saying, “Reworking the pretrial detention system so low-income individuals aren’t thrown behind bars whereas solely the rich stroll free, diverting low-level drug crimes into substance-treatment packages and lowering extreme stays in jail.”
The result’s the discharge, on no bail, of these awaiting a courtroom date accused of sure felonies together with, “second-degree homicide, aggravated battery, and arson with out bail, in addition to drug-induced murder, kidnapping, housebreaking, theft, intimidation, aggravated DUI, aggravated fleeing and eluding, drug offenses and threatening a public official.”
The elimination of money bail was set to enter impact on Sunday, January 1, 2023, however the state’s highest courtroom halted the reform, delaying implementation till September 18, 2023.
Chicagoans will probably be victims of almost 80,000 main crimes in 2023. That’s about 29,000 extra crimes than in 2019 – a rise of almost 60 p.c. And it’s an 18 p.c improve over final yr.
Motorcar thefts and robberies are driving a lot of the rise in crime numbers.
Moreover, the variety of inmates in Prepare dinner County jails has decreased dramatically within the final ten years earlier than the Secure-T Act kicks in.
2013 marked a near-peak within the variety of inmates in Prepare dinner County jails. Since then, the variety of inmates has collapsed by greater than half, reaching simply 4,800 on 11/13/23. That’s the bottom variety of individuals in jail in 40 years (excluding covid-impacted 2020). That drop displays the continued push for decarceration and a discount in efforts to discourage crime. Included in that motion is Chief Decide Tim Evan’s 2017 low-bail reforms and, in fact, the SAFE-T Act.
Since no-cash-bail went into impact on September seventeenth, the jail inhabitants has fallen 10 p.c, to 4,817 from 5,419.
The Gateway Pundit reported on the brutal assault of 23-year-old flight attendant in Chicago just a few days in the past who was left unresponsive in a coma by a person who has already been arrested greater than a dozen occasions in Illinois alone.
Is it any surprise that the town’s far left mayor Brandon Johnson has been in workplace for barely six months and but already earned a historically low approval rating of 28%?
2023 #Chicago crimes set to hit post-covid file, up almost 60% and 18% over 2019 and 2022, respectively.
And #CookCounty jail inhabitants falls to lowest stage in 40 years. Down 10% since no-cash bail. Through @Wirepointshttps://t.co/3YP9iyQpTO #twill @GovPritzker @ChicagosMayor pic.twitter.com/WzcGMPo36q
— Wirepoints (@Wirepoints) November 14, 2023