Seattle's Post-marijuana Legalization Crime Wave

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By Sierra Rayne

It turns out that Denver, Colorado may not be the only major American city seeing an increase in crime following marijuana legalization. Seattle, Washington looks to be experiencing some blowback as well.

According to the Drug Policy Alliance, "[a]dult possession of marijuana became legal [in Washington State] on December 6, 2012, 30 days after the passage of I-502, the voter-approved initiative legalizing marijuana for adults 21 and older. A year-and-a-half later, the first retail marijuana store opened its doors on July 8, 2014."

When we look at the number of total and property crimes in Seattle from 2008 through 2014, there are massive increases during 2013 and 2014 after adult possession of marijuana became legal during December 2012. The number of these crimes was stable or declining from 2008 through 2012, after which total crimes jumped 13 percent from 2012 to 2013. By the end of 2014, the number of total crimes was 24 percent higher than in 2012.



Property crimes increased 14 percent from 2012 to 2013, and the 2014 data was 26 percent higher than the pre-pot legalization period.

Burglaries are up 10 percent since marijuana legalization, larceny thefts have increased 27 percent, and motor vehicle thefts are 54 percent higher.

Violent crime is also on the rise. In 2012, Seattle had fewer than 3,500 violent crimes. By 2014, this had increased 6 percent to 3,700 and 2015 is on target for a further increase up to 3,800 – driven by more robberies and aggravated assaults.

It looks as though Denver isn't alone in experiencing a potential crime rate increase from marijuana legalization.
 
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I new they had a smoking gun :banghead: prove a real link to a cannabis connection
And I will listen, not bullshot ! (Its my life)
Certainly theses statics, have no connection to the increase in bar population and corner stores selling
Alchol, I always thought that Seattle has
more meth,black tar herion,and molly,
than Mexico and Amsterdam combined.
I am just tired of these fucking pigs ! playing who shot Jhon with my life.
:banghead:
 
Wee Zard

Wee Zard

By Sierra Rayne

It turns out that Denver, Colorado may not be the only major American city seeing an increase in crime following marijuana legalization. Seattle, Washington looks to be experiencing some blowback as well.

According to the Drug Policy Alliance, "[a]dult possession of marijuana became legal [in Washington State] on December 6, 2012, 30 days after the passage of I-502, the voter-approved initiative legalizing marijuana for adults 21 and older. A year-and-a-half later, the first retail marijuana store opened its doors on July 8, 2014."

When we look at the number of total and property crimes in Seattle from 2008 through 2014, there are massive increases during 2013 and 2014 after adult possession of marijuana became legal during December 2012. The number of these crimes was stable or declining from 2008 through 2012, after which total crimes jumped 13 percent from 2012 to 2013. By the end of 2014, the number of total crimes was 24 percent higher than in 2012. . . .
I call bullshit!
The unbiased report follows:
These are the stats from 2001 - 2013
..2001 2002 2003 . 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 .2009 2010 2011 2012 2013.

"561.9 554.0 593.8 558.8 567.4 534.5 450.1 421.3 442.8 400.6 399.7 399.8 426.8.
(Looks like 2003 was a rough year, yah? :))


City-data.com crime index
(higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7)
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes and violent crime more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

As you can see, there are at least 3 levels of lies.
Lies!
Damn lies!
And Statistics!
Because most folks won't bother to investigate.

Read critically, most "news" has an agenda.
Aloha,
Weezard
 
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G gnome

G gnome

Im not seeing the connection between the surge in crime and the legalization of mj yet the article clearly ses increase from mj legalization. ...?
By Sierra Rayne

It turns out that Denver, Colorado may not be the only major American city seeing an increase in crime following marijuana legalization. Seattle, Washington looks to be experiencing some blowback as well.

According to the Drug Policy Alliance, "[a]dult possession of marijuana became legal [in Washington State] on December 6, 2012, 30 days after the passage of I-502, the voter-approved initiative legalizing marijuana for adults 21 and older. A year-and-a-half later, the first retail marijuana store opened its doors on July 8, 2014."

When we look at the number of total and property crimes in Seattle from 2008 through 2014, there are massive increases during 2013 and 2014 after adult possession of marijuana became legal during December 2012. The number of these crimes was stable or declining from 2008 through 2012, after which total crimes jumped 13 percent from 2012 to 2013. By the end of 2014, the number of total crimes was 24 percent higher than in 2012.



Property crimes increased 14 percent from 2012 to 2013, and the 2014 data was 26 percent higher than the pre-pot legalization period.

Burglaries are up 10 percent since marijuana legalization, larceny thefts have increased 27 percent, and motor vehicle thefts are 54 percent higher.

Violent crime is also on the rise. In 2012, Seattle had fewer than 3,500 violent crimes. By 2014, this had increased 6 percent to 3,700 and 2015 is on target for a further increase up to 3,800 – driven by more robberies and aggravated assaults.

It looks as though Denver isn't alone in experiencing a potential crime rate increase from marijuana legalization.
 
Wee Zard

Wee Zard

Maybe its just scared cops not wanting to do their jobs because they dont wanna be on youtube lol.i wonder how the states without legalized pot stack up against these other 2,like maryland and Missouri?
Quit wondering and look it up.
You will be pleasantly surprised. :)
Sierra Rayne is a pseudonym for the "American thinker" blog site.
Right wing stat. twisting is what they do.


Aloha,
Weeze
 
sixstring

sixstring

Quit wondering and look it up.
You will be pleasantly surprised. :)
Sierra Rayne is a pseudonym for the "American thinker" blog site.
Right wing stat. twisting is what they do.


Aloha,
Weeze
I dont really wonder,thats just me being polite lmao.of course the cops/law enforcement want us to think crime goes up anywhere there is legal pot of any form lol.
 
indicabush

indicabush

According to the Drug Policy Alliance, "[a]dult possession of marijuana became legal [in Washington State] on December 6, 2012, 30 days after the passage of I-502, the voter-approved initiative legalizing marijuana for adults 21 and older. A year-and-a-half later, the first retail marijuana store opened its doors on July 8, 2014."

Link: https://www.drugpolicy.org/sites/de...juana_Legalization_in_Washington_July2015.pdf

Property Crime

Link: http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-police-department/crime-data/crime-dashboard
 
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