FBI Stats Shine Spotlight On Rising Crime In This Southern Nevada City
If you watch, read, or listen to news reports, you know that crime is on the rise across the U.S.A. However, the media seems to cover only the most sensational crimes. Furthermore, radio, TV, and social media also focus on our nation’s larger cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco. With that in mind, a recent study shines the spotlight on crime rates in five mid-size American cities. According to FBI statistics, crime in Henderson is on the rise.
Here Are The Findings For Crime In Henderson
Basically, the group “Our America” takes a look at FBI crime statistics for Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Tucson, Milwaukee, and Henderson. The focus of their report is on the years 2019 to 2022. Generally, that time frame includes the year just before the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic until last year.
As mentioned before, crime rates have risen all across the country. But specifically, here in Nevada, they are increasing as well. With the spotlight on Henderson, the stats are grim. For example, violent crime reports in 2022 hit the highest number in ten years. In fact, violent crime increases occur in every year since 2019. Henderson police stats show 543 violent crimes in 2019, 682 in 2020, and then 772 in 2021.
Here’s another alarming statistic: robberies in Henderson spiked considerably during the first seven months of 2022 compared to the same period of 2021. As a matter of fact, the increase in robberies soared by 91% during that time frame. That huge increase actually caused the FBI to contact Henderson police to make sure they were reading the correct statistics. Unfortunately, those numbers are correct.
The Group “Our America” Recommends Their Solutions
Of course, the group that began this study did so for a reason. They, along with many Americans, are fed up with rising crime rates. So, what do they propose to help alleviate these problems?
All things considered, “Our America” wants local and state politicians to act. In general, they want district attorneys to get tough on crime. Here are some of their solutions quoted directly from their report:
- Repeal “do not prosecute” memos for crimes that lead to higher crime rates
- Strengthen sentencing for violent offenders to reduce the rate of reoffending
- Restore three-strikes laws for violent crimes to deter serious criminals
Their report also goes on to offer solutions on how to recruit more police officers, so cities have a larger police presence. You can view all of their findings by clicking here.