Milwaukee lawmakers introduced a measure last week that will more accurately reflect the true crime rate in Milwaukee. They say people have a misconception that an average citizen in the Milwaukee is in danger of being killed in random acts of violence. However, city officials have been arguing for years that most city of Milwaukee murder victims probably deserved it, and that people should not be afraid of certain neighborhoods or malls based merely on a few “unfortunate situations propagated on criminals who later became victims, and then whose family members become criminals to avenge the victimization of a criminal,” said the official report from City Hall.
Milwaukee had 105 murders in 2007, and it has been in or near the top ten for murder rate over the last twenty years. But the Common Council has stated that though Milwaukee fairs poorly when compared to similar-sized cities such as Seattle, Portland, Austin, and San Diego, if murders of criminals were to be devalued in the rate, Milwaukee’s image would recover.
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