Monday, February 23, 2015

More Cold = Less Crime

  • The deep freeze gripping the eastern half of the country has become a sort of test case for a popular notion about the relationship between weather and crime: Law-breaking slows when it's cold, and picks up as the temperature rises.

    Reports from many of the places hit hardest by record-shattering cold, including those that rarely see ice or snow, seem to support the theory. Police calls are down in Memphis. Major crimes have plunged in Boston. Rural Medina County, Ohio is enjoying a near-stoppage in property crime. New York just celebrated 12 consecutive days without a murder — the longest such stretch since the NYPD began collecting data in 1994.

    "You don't have people out and about in normal activity," said Brian Cheek, a deputy chief in Greensboro, North Carolina, where calls for larcenies, shoplifting, assaults, and domestic disputes have plummeted in recent days. "If people aren't out, they won't be potential victims for criminals to choose from."
Of course, Garry might have a point, seeing as how homicides are still up six from last year.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

How difficult is it to understand that criminals are people, too? People who get cold, whose activities are hampered by snow and ice, whose cars don't start or can't be dug out, people who hunker down when the weather goes to hell?

The only thing that goes up during frigid cold weather is the rate of conception. People stay home, they have sex. They only leave the house if they have to.

But McVerrrryVerrrrrySlow can't grasp this kernel of truth.

2/23/2015 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea people are not out and about when it's unusually cold out. That means they are not out and about shopping, eating out, and spending money. They may also be missing work. The economy takes a nose dive. Taxes paid are reduced, and global warming marches on.

2/23/2015 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...New York just celebrated 12 consecutive days without a murder — the longest such stretch since the NYPD began collecting data in 1994. "

And when the snow melts in the spring the bodies will turn up like so many dog turds on the sidewalks.

There will also be the, "Check the suspicious odor..." calls. I'm retired now and that does bring back the memories.

2/23/2015 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your more likely to flash gang signs on a corner when its warm out,Unless your an Eskimo gang banger.

2/23/2015 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meanwhile California has been "enjoying" the warmest winter on record along with flash flood warnings.

Ski areas have shut down and people in western states are mowing their lawns.

Right now I'm in L.A. and I have seen only two cops in all the driving I have done in two days. Have you ever been to L.A.?, it's kinda like Berwyn with palm trees.

2/23/2015 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous 11th Dist King said...

Can I get an event number for a temperature check please. Oh and someone tell 1020/1070 to shut up, oh wait Mr. T does that all the time.

2/23/2015 02:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You dare mock Garry the god of compstat?

2/23/2015 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Major crimes have plunged in Boston".

But an upsurge in petty crime due to car vandalism over dibs spots. For example:

2/23/2015 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's up with the XO in 011 screaming at people Saturday night?

2/23/2015 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yes there is....

For those of you who have students at the U of I. Be aware that the "polar bear" attacks are back in full force. This is just the tip of the iceburg... Champaign is NOT the quiet little burg that many of you think it is. It is #4 in the State for Crime. Make your students aware of the issues down here...

2/23/2015 07:24:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Normal Activity? What is normal for THEM is not normal for US!

2/23/2015 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But they will take credit for their great crime fighting strategies nothing to do with the power of God, who took care of the weather department! But watch the savages and animals run buck wild as soon as the first warmer day, all the pent up anger about nothing! Time to hire more police now, today we have a new class of recruits starting albeit small less than .1% of what we need its a start!

Btw dean do you EVER get out and talk about funding the pension? All the money in tifs? All the excess city spending when the funds should be diverted to the pension fund as required by law? Wait a minute it is required by law, so that means it will be funded by the mayor as he being the top of the food chain here obviously obeys the laws as he makes the laws correct? That would be a " Red light" if the law was not obeyed from the guy who makes the laws?

2/23/2015 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 Shot and killed at least 8 wounded this weekend.

2/23/2015 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even Rahm says "everybody knows crime spikes in the summer months". That's his quote on his own campaign commercial. So there you go!

2/23/2015 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This disproves the liberal's theory that crime is done out of desperation and as a last resort.

2/23/2015 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Facts not Stats.
"Stats are for losers,final score is for winners and that's really what it's about." – Bill Belichick

Ronco (Popeil's Pocket Fisherman®) comes to mind. The company sold millions of goofy gadgets and gimmicks to the public As Seen on TV. Bad management and a smarter consumer ultimately led to their bankruptcy.

Ringmaster Rahm and his sideshow barker GMac have presented their CompStat-O-Matic to the public through the miracle of the Media and they bought it.

Rahm and GMac and their bad, very bad management practices have bankrupted the spirit of this Department.

Tomorrow Dump Rahm and GMac or it's another 4 years of nonexistent progress.

2/23/2015 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
This disproves the liberal's theory that crime is done out of desperation and as a last resort.
2/23/2015 10:56:00 AM


Anything liberals theorize about criminal aspect of human nature constitutes a real danger to everybody else due to liberals viewing the world through rose tinted lenses.

In their fucked-up world view, only mean, racist, conservative reactionaries want to fight back against the corrosive effects of multi-culturalism, pandering and catering to non-contributors.

2/23/2015 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Garry threw that out at an early Compstat, weather is not a factor in crime. He can never be wrong, so he has had to stick with that narrative no matter how stupid it sounds. I don't know, maybe he really is that much of a rock head.

2/23/2015 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Squad give me an assist , send Old Man Winter to reduce crime . Keep those street targets indoors .
In the 1990'sthe bulldozers and wrecking ball reduced crime at Robert Taylor and Cabrini green .
That section 8 helped moved the problems to the suburbs.
All the above worked better than CAPS.

2/23/2015 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crime is down...except in Englewood where there have been a bunch of shootings and homicides since Leo left. Just saying.....

2/23/2015 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A vote for Rham is a vote for communism

2/23/2015 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So does that mean that Eskimos don't commit crime?

2/23/2015 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now they can stand up tall at comstat and declare they did this. What ever happened to the comstat link on the computer so us working coppers could read the story of what happened in dreamland? Guess they don't want us "in the know" no more light pull the shades down?

2/23/2015 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
What's up with the XO in 011 screaming at people Saturday night?

2/23/2015 07:13:00 AM

Rules and Regulations pertaining to professionalism, conduct and demeanor pertain to all sworn members of this department.

General Orders too...

Document document document...
This isn't supervision, it's creating a hostile and oppressive work environment in the guise of being a so called supervisor.

The affected officers should be strong, pool their resources and retain joint counsel outside of FOP.

Hiring a P.I. Is a very good cure for a bad supervisor.

Shame on FOP for not having P.I.s on retainer to assist affected members in fighting these bad and incompetent, bullying supervisors back.

These kind of supervisors deserve to have the contents of their panty drawers displayed for all to see.

The way they play should be the way they pay.

Yelling at and demeaning subordinates indicates a crisis in supervisory confidence and a dangerous loss of discipline and self control.

it is unfortunate that the top of the supervisory echelon in 011 is only seeking to punish and inconvenience the rank and file to protect their unearned positions at any and all costs.

As long as THEY'RE not made to pay a price.

2/23/2015 10:08:00 PM  

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