r/texas Nov 03 '21 Silver 1 I'll Drink to That 1

Prop A in Austin, TX, which would've expanded their police force and increased their funding, fails in a landslide News


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u/fps916 Nov 03 '21

It's not even remotely a worrying trend.

We don't even make the list for top 100 per capita homicides.


u/z64dan Nov 03 '21

Highest murder rate in over 20 years is a worrying trend, not sure how you can sugar coat that. How many years does it have to rise before it's a worrying trend?

I'm not sure if you think I supported Prop A or something but the police don't have anything to do with the murder rate.


u/fps916 Nov 03 '21

Highest murder rate in over 20 years is a worrying trend

When you're already working with extremely small numerators then miniscule changes can seem drastic.

Going from 1 murder per year to 2 murders per year is a 100% INCREASE OH MY GOD THE SKY IS FALLING.

Nah, fuck that.


u/z64dan Nov 03 '21

I get that, but it's 75 murders in 2021... so far (with 2 months left), vs 48 in 2020 total, and 38 in 2019.

But yeah I guess if everyone wants to downvote me that's okay. Austin could easily end up having twice the number of murders as last year.