NO DUH: Crime Plunges After City Adds More Officers To ‘Defunded’ Force

The city of Tacoma, Washington, is reporting a drop in homicides, violent crime, and property crime so far this year, which is being attributed in part to the hiring of more police officers.
Data from the Tacoma City Manager’s office posted earlier this month shows that homicides dropped 35% so far in 2023, compared to the same time last year. In addition to violent crime being down 19.5%, burglaries are down 52.7% and property crimes are down 27.2%.
Since last May, the Tacoma Police Department went from being 55 police officers short of its ideal staffing level to 31. Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards told Fox News Digital that the additional officers have “absolutely” contributed to the dip in crime.

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