Crime Drop After Phoenix Ends Sanctuary Cities Policy

July 3, 2017


When the City of Phoenix ended its sanctuary city status crime began to fall, the Arizona Police Association reports. Their statement contrasts sharply with politically motivated chiefs of police from around the country.

“When we eliminated our sanctuary policy back in 2008, we saw crime, violent and stolen vehicles fall by 25 percent,” former Phoenix police officer and Executive Director of the Arizona Police Association Levi Bolton told Fox News Channel’s William La Jeunesse in an interview.

“We saw a 20-year low crime rate. When we were allowed and had the discretion to contact our federal immigration partners, crime fell drastically.”

Lajeunesse reported data from revealing that from 2008 to 2009, the murder rate in Phoenix dropped by 27 percent. Other crimes fell as well. Auto thefts fell by 36 percent, robberies 23 percent, thefts by 19 percent, burglaries by 14 percent, and assaults by 13 percent, the report states. The rates fell again in 2010, but by smaller numbers. The overall crime index fell by 20 percent the first year after the city’s policy change.

Police chiefs around the country tout that sanctuary cities are safer than cities that actually turn criminal aliens over to immigration officials for removal from the country.

  • Tiger

    So someone out there surprised? Thought so, not me.

  • Bob

    This fails to prove that Trump is wrong, so this info MUST be suppressed. Every time a story comes out to disprove a liberal stance on an issue, from illegal immigration to Obamacare, it is suppressed or dismissed by the press and the democrats (redundant). And they say there is no media bias.

  • Gary Johnson

    I hope the a$$holes that run chicago take a good look at this

    • Retired

      It’s to late to save Chicago and other big cities like it as long as Democrats run them . Rahm is no Mayor Daley .

      • Gary Johnson

        remember what daley told his cops to do. if they try to burn down the city, shoot to kill

        • Retired

          Didn’t have that kind of problem when he ran the city , it cane after he was gone . That is when I stopped visiting the windy , even Opra and I believe Harvey also left .

  • roboteq

    Progressive Socialists seem to have a real issue with basic math. It should come as no surprise to anyone that if you subtract any number of criminal element from the total number of population you are going to have less crime.

  • rhuland

    Those statistics should be shouted from the rooftops and blazed across the internet in every jurisdiction where sanctuary cities exist.


    Does this surprise anyone with a brain?!?!

    (That leaves out the libTURD democRATS)


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