Comments on: Was Trump correct that the Democrats controlled the most Dangerous Cities? https://crimeresearch.org/2020/06/was-trump-correct-that/ Crime Prevention Research Center conducts research on laws regulating the ownership or use of guns, crime, and public safety. Fri, 06 Aug 2021 19:36:58 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.11 By: Rachel https://crimeresearch.org/2020/06/was-trump-correct-that/#comment-76448 Wed, 22 Jul 2020 18:19:46 +0000 https://crimeresearch.org/?p=30698#comment-76448 Interesting question and worth considering. There may be some of both, though I suspect it is more the former. My perspective is based on several cases where high crime rates have motivated the election of a Republican politician with a “tough on crime” platform, and then crime drops and that same city starts voting Democratic again.

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By: Blaine Nay https://crimeresearch.org/2020/06/was-trump-correct-that/#comment-75507 Wed, 01 Jul 2020 03:17:44 +0000 https://crimeresearch.org/?p=30698#comment-75507 I wonder if this is a chicken vs egg problem.

Are high-crime cities high-crime because they’re run by Democrats or,
Do they vote Democrat because they are high-crime?

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By: Charles Jessee https://crimeresearch.org/2020/06/was-trump-correct-that/#comment-75491 Tue, 30 Jun 2020 13:07:57 +0000 https://crimeresearch.org/?p=30698#comment-75491 On the other hand, “The Mayor” appears to be chosen by a very slim measure of the eligible voters in major cities. “Fewer than one in five eligible residents in Los Angeles vote in mayoral elections. In New York City, that figure falls to less than 14 percent. In fact, in 15 of the 30 most populous cities in the U.S., voter turnout in mayoral elections is less than 20 percent.” On the other hand, those major cities voted heavily Democratic. So it may be more the voters and the policies they support than the Mayor. But that gets circular…

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-01/almost-no-one-votes-in-mayoral-elections-in-the-u-s

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-01/mapping-how-america-s-metros-voted-in-the-2016-election

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