ニューヨークタイムズのポッドキャストは、犯罪に関する全国的な懸念に疑問を投げかけています: Are 'vibes just off?'

ジェーンコーストン, ポッドキャストのホスト “議論,” 水曜日に尋ねた “なぜ人々は危険を感じるのですか?” 両当事者によって支配されている都市と農村地域の両方で暴力犯罪が増加しているように見えたとき.

So there’s not an easy like, ah, if only this one dastardly liberal prosecutor wasn’t there. But it’s like, 番号, it’s complicated — but the vibes,” 彼女は言いました.

The New York Times journalists seemed to question whether concerns about rising crime were valid in a recent podcast.

The New York Times journalists seemed to question whether concerns about rising crime were valid in a recent podcast. (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo)

The journalist questioned the public sentiment when New York was allegedly safer thana lot of small towns.

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Why do people feel so unsafe? Is it the pandemic? Is it — what’s going on here where things — even if you look at the data and you’re like, ‘I understand that New York is, いろいろな意味で, safer than a lot of small towns,’ why does it not feel like that?” she asked Times editorial board member Alex Kingsbury.

Kingsbury claimed politicians and gun manufacturersprey on fear” として “incredible motivatorto get what they want from voters.

So politicians prey on fear and use it to get elected to office. Gun makers prey on fear and use it to sell guns. So fear is an incredible motivator for humans to do certain things because to want to protect yourself and your family and your community is a very primal kind of response,” 彼は言った.

Like his colleague, Kingsbury also suggested many people’s fears about violence in certain cities were misplaced, arguing you were more likely to get hurt by driving a car.

NEW YORK, ニューヨーク - 4月 25: Police detain a man at a Times Square subway station following a call to police from riders on April 25, 2022 ニューヨーク市で. According to new data released by the NYPD, felony assaults on the New York City transit system rose more than 50 percent between February and March.

ニューヨーク, ニューヨーク – 4月 25: Police detain a man at a Times Square subway station following a call to police from riders on April 25, 2022 ニューヨーク市で. According to new data released by the NYPD, felony assaults on the New York City transit system rose more than 50 percent between February and March. ((Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images))

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But the reality of the lived danger, right — our ability to assess risk as humans is also very bad, 正しい? One of the most dangerous things you can do in this country is not walk in a bad part of Chicago. It’s to drive a car,” 彼は言い​​ました.

Senior Manhattan Institute fellow and researcher Rafael Mangual said on the podcast that fears were not overblown as crime had risen in 30 cities in America to get close to or surpass 1990s levels.

Kingsbury said he believed the pandemic was “ほとんど 90% 責任者” にとって “disruptions to societywhich caused crime, それを追加する Democrats were not sending a winning message on the issue.

“見て, liberals have a real problem with admitting that crime is more powerful than the ‘anecdatathat goes behind a lot of these campaigns, 正しい? I don’t think that bail reform, 例えば, is directly a causal reason why crime has increased. But it is the reason that some of these crimes have occurred in the first place. So you can’t sort of pretend that none of this happens or that none of it matters to people. Crime is a really visceral thing, and the way we talk about it really matters,” 彼が追加した.

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