Don’t listen to the “crime is down” mantra this year like the bosses did all last year, comparing 2017 to 2016. Look at the multi-year trends – like these (click for large versions):
A 21% increase in robberies over four years.
A 41% increase in homicides over the same four years.
A 209% increase in car-jackings? Over four years.
2016 was the aberration. The trend is four years of increasing crime.