By Jim Bowman
Statistics show that Detroit, Michigan is seeing a drop with regards to certain types of robberies, and the city's top cop attributes that new trend to the Motown residents who are taking up arms.
The strength of the Detroit Police Department is only a fraction of what it was a decade ago, and high crime rates remain a very real problem in the Motor City. Nevertheless, Police Chief James Craig now says that would-be lawbreakers are becoming increasingly hesitant to commit crimes, and a well-armed citizenry is what he thinks is responsible.
Makes sense that it would work that way.
How much are robberies down? How much burglaries?
On Thursday this week, the Detroit News reported that robberies in the first half of 2014 are down 37 percent compared to statistics from the same time last year, and homes and businesses have experienced 22 percent fewer break ins.
Very delicate matter here, but might not the opposite be true? Oak Park anti-gun to its tippy toes, bad guys know not to worry? Fewer no-guns-here signs, less crime?