Why Many Police Departments are Bracing for Violence - Why You Should Care

Most people don't think about personal protection until after something happens. In many cases, that's too late. Safety preparations for yourself and your family should always be a top priority. Wouldn't it be nice to have some help, someone to guide you through what could be a dangerous time?

We have such a time right now in many big cities across America. The NYC Police Department and other police departments in large metropolitan areas are reportedly bulking up patrols and implementing new tactics to prepare for what they say could be a violent summer, according to several media reports. Why the concern right now? Several factors are pointing to what might happen and why. Let's take a look. 

One of the factors to consider, the homicide rates are already on the rise in several big cities. New York City has seen a 27 percent jump since 2020, Atlanta is up 57 percent, Minneapolis is up 100 percent, and Portland is up 800 percent.

Most states have lifted many of the COVID-19 restrictions, which means more people will be out in public places. Add the warmer weather that always comes during the summer months, and the likelihood of more violence increases. Many crimes, including violent ones, normally rise in the summer, regardless of the pandemic.

Another factor that has the NYC Police Department and others concerned is the rising number of gun purchases. Looking at the latest numbers, the number of firearm background checks from April of 2020 climbed by roughly half a million people for the month of April this year.

Are you prepared? Do you take your personal safety seriously? Mace® Brand believes there's power in being prepared for whatever we face in the coming months. We're here to help guide you through whatever we may soon face. Mace® provides non-lethal personal protection devices, and takes great pride in providing community and family safety. We do this through individual empowerment. Take action now, and make safety preparations for yourself and your family. You can shop our full product line here: www.mace.com

 

In the last three months of 2020, homicides rose 32.2 percent in cities with a population of at least one million people, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Quarterly Uniform Crime Report.

"We're coming out of the pandemic, life is starting again and more people are going to be out in the street," according to public safety director James Shea of Jersey City, New Jersey, as quoted by the Wall Street Journal.

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