Will Mayor de Blasio Cause a Crime Rate Increase?
Not necessarily. His signature left-wing issue (restraining the “stop and frisk” program) might sound like it will cause a revival of the Bad Old Days except … the expansion of stop and frisk is fairly recent. The large drop in crime occurred under Mayor Giuliani, when stop and frisk was much rarer. I suspect it was expanded by Bloomberg in an attempt to get conservatives on record as backing a gun-control measure.
Besides, if de Blasio is anything like Obama, he'll replace stop and frisk with drone strikes.